C226 - Worship and Sacraments - FALL

C226 Worship and Sacraments (Johnson)

A historical, anthropological and theological investigation of Christian worship and sacrament with special attention to the Roman Catholic Sacraments of baptism and eucharist. Examination of liturgical practices, texts, and theology from scriptural origins to the Vatican II reforms. Focus is on the basic principles of liturgical and sacramental theology which provide the pastoral minister with the basis for interpreting liturgical documents and ritual texts.  Contemporary concerns for ministry will be explored. 

Hybrid format: In-class sessions on Wednesdays, 8/27, 10/22, and 12/10; 6:00 - 10:00 PM; 12 weeks of online work.

Due to a revision in the syllabus, the outline will not be available until mid-August.