Mary and the Christian Tradition

10 Units

This course explains the historical development and foundational sources of the ecclesial teaching on Mary. It will disclose perspectives and models for Christian theology by exploring the Life and Faith of Mary.

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

Not currently offered

Previously offered in {cf_year}

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explore the historical and theological sources on the teaching of Mary;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the main devotional forms of Mary and her role in ecumenical dialogue;
  3. Demonstrate the significance of Mary for Christian existence and Church.

Themes will include:

  • Mary in Scripture and her role in the first communities;
  • Mary in the Christian tradition: Ecumenical Councils and church Fathers;
  • Devotion and perception of Mary in the Eastern Churches;
  • Devotion of Mary in the Catholic Church;
  • Mary and the Second Vatican Council;
  • Mary and arts;
  • Mary as Model of Christian Discipleship;
  • Mary in Christian Churches.
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): THEO6029. Students who have successfully completed THEO6029 are not eligible to enrol in RELT6029.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essay / Written Assignment 1
  • Written Assignment: Essay / Written Assignment 2
Contact Hours
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for RELT6029

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