Advanced Sacramental Theology: A Living Tradition
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.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Humanities and Social Science|
Not currently offered
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 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.
The course will be organised around the following themes:
|Transition||Students who have previously completed THEO6014 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6014.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Compulsory Components||None listed|
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for RELT6014|