Advanced Sacramental Theology: A Living Tradition

Course code RELT6014
Not available in 2015

Description

This course will offer an advanced study of Christian sacramental theology. It will enable students to draw on their skills in the discipline of theology to critically investigate the various components of sacramental theology, which include the exploration of mythology, anthropology, sociology, analogy and symbol, as well as metaphysics. Students will have the opportunity to explore the implications of sacramental theology for Christian theology at large, and especially Christian ritual practice and teaching, in the current context.

Availability

Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the mythological origin of holiness in the pre-christian world;

2. Explore the biblical and patristic foundations of sacraments;

3. Critically examine and clarify the different approaches within Protestant and Catholic understandings of sacrament;

4. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the anthropological-sociological basis of sacraments;

5. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the various meanings of sacraments; Critically analyse issues surrounding ecumenism and sacramentality. Apply the advanced skills and knowledge developed in the course to a critical exploration of the implications of sacramental theology for Christian theology, practice, and teaching.

Content

The course will be organised around the following themes:

  1. The development of sacramentality throughout the ages.
  2. Scripture and sacrament
  3. Sacrament during the Protestant reformation
  4. Current issues and applications in sacramental theology

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): THEO6014. Students who have successfully completed THEO6014 are not eligible to enrol in RELT6014.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essay / Written Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Essay / Written Assignment 2

Contact Hours

Lecture

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term