RELT6029

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
Availability

Not currently offered

Objectives

Upon completion of this course students will be expected 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.
Content

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) THEO6029
Transition Students who have previously completed THEO6029 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6029.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching Methods Self Directed Learning
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
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for RELT6029

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