Advanced Liturgy: Theory and Practice

10 Units

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the origins and development of the Roman liturgy leading to the significant reforms of Second Vatican Council. It introduces students to the meaning and theology of liturgy. Key documents underpinning the reform and celebration of the liturgy will be considered. Contemporary questions related to liturgy and worship will be explored.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Seminar - Broken Bay Institute)
Semester 2 - 2014 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)

Previously offered in 2013

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will be expected to:

  1. Examine the origin and development of the Roman liturgy leading to the liturgical reform of Vatican II, its reception and consequent challenges;
  2. Study ritual, symbol and celebration as key to good liturgical experience;
  3. Discuss the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy in light of recent documents of John Paul II and Benedict XVI;
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of, and appreciation for, liturgical law;
  5. Evaluate contemporary liturgical questions and issues.

Themes will include: - Liturgical history - Liturgy as ritual prayer in community - Ritual, symbol & celebration - Liturgical law - Constitution on Sacred Liturgy - Liturgical documents of John Paul II & Benedict XVI - Contemporary issues facing liturgy today and tomorrow

Replacing Course(s) THEO6001
Transition Students who have previously completed THEO6001 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6001.
Assumed Knowledge This course should be undertaken, together with an introductory course in Spirituality, before attempting Liturgical Spirituality in Practice.
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Two or more written assignments, which might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers, book reviews, online quiz, blogs, essay proposals, bibliographies or other similar exercises, totalling 5,000 words (or equivalent). 100%
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for RELT60011

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