C228 Church and Ministry (Johnson)
Historical and theological overview of the Christian understanding of church and ministry, with the Second Vatican Council (especially Lumen Gentium and Gaudium et Spes) as a primary point of reference. While the western and Roman Catholic context is central to the presentation, global and ecumenical considerations characterize the treatment of such topics as diversity in the early church's understanding of its mission, the development of ecclesial structures within their historical and cultural contexts, centralization to the papacy and the magisterium, the church as local/universal, the priesthood of the faithful, ecumenical dialogue, and the origin, function, and evolution of ordained and lay ministries.
Tuesdays 6:00 - 10:00 pm 8/23, 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15 and 11/29, 2016
Available via video-conferencing to Apalachin, Auburn, Elmira, and LeMoyne College, Syracuse