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THCT502 Sacraments of Initiation and THEO543/611 Theology of Sacraments and THCT602 Sacraments and Sacramentality

Teaching organisation

This unit involves 150 hours of focused learning. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, online learning, video-conferencing or supervision. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.

Unit rationale, description and aim

Sacraments are moments of privileged encounter with God, celebrated in the context of the ecclesial community. This unit introduces students to the study of sacraments and sacramentality through an exploration of the notions of 'ritual,' 'symbol,' 'presence' and 'encounter.' It introduces the notions of Christ as primordial sacrament and the Church as sacrament of Christ in the world. It explores each of the seven sacraments and several sacramentals from anthropological, biblical, historical and contemporary liturgical perspectives.

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