Advanced Sacramental Theology: A Living Tradition

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

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.

Replacing Course(s) THEO6014
Transition Students who have previously completed THEO6014 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6014.
Assumed Knowledge 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".
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment 1 - 2000-2500 words (50%)
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment 2 - 2000-2500 words (50%)
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for RELT60142

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