Advanced Sacramental Theology: A Living Tradition
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2011, 2010
This course will offer a detailed study of Christian sacraments. It will further sketch out different components of sacramental theology: Mythology, Anthropology, Sociology, Analogy and Symbol, Metaphysics.
Upon completion of this course students will be expected to:
1. Explain the mythological origin of holiness in the pre-christian world;
2. Explore the biblical and patristic foundations of sacraments;
3. Examine and clarify the different approaches of protestant and catholic understanding of sacrament;
4. Describe the anthropological-sociological basis of sacraments;
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the various meanings and number of sacraments;
6. Expose the ecumenical dimension;
7. Explain the re-contextualisation of the sense of sacrament for a secular world.
Themes will include: Bible and sacrament; development of sacrament through the ages; Luther and sacrament; Church as sacrament; sacraments of the Church; sacrament as symbol and reality of salvation; sacrament and secular world; local church and sacramental celebration; Life as sacrament.
Is is advantageous to have completed THEO1021 "The Church: Foundations and Experience" as part of the Bachelor of Theology or THEO6010 "Community-in-Mission: a Contemporary Theology of the Church".
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Self Directed Learning
Self Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term