Sacramental Theology

Course code RELT2014Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course introduces a range of topics in sacramental theology. The history and development of sacramental theology in a range of Christian traditions will be examined. As well, the course will analyse the nature of sacramental practices in church contexts, and the degree to which these practices help the church negotiate its relation to other cultures and traditions.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the theological, spiritual and practical dimensions of the sacraments
2. Outline the historical development of the sacraments in the life of the Christian Church
3. Analyse different meanings of sacramental theology in the Christian Church
4. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.
ContentThe course introduces students to the history, development, themes and practices in Christian sacramental theology.
Replacing Course(s)THEO2040
TransitionStudents who have previously completed THEO2040 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT2014. Other second-year and upper-level options are available for these students.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgenil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2 x 1500 word essay (75%)
Online Discussion5 x 200 word online discussion board (25%)
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term