This unit considers the theology of the Christian Church, Christian ministries, lay and ordained and the celebration of the Christian sacraments. Content will include reference to Church in the New Testament, historical developments in the understanding of Church, the doctrine of church in contemporary theology, ministry in the New Testament, the development of the doctrine of Ministry to the current time, role and ritual in contemporary culture, the question of ‘What is a sacrament’, and the sacraments of Communion and Baptism.
Unit code: CT3742Z
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit discipline: Systematic Theology
Proposing College: Uniting College for Leadership and TheologyShow when this unit is running
Discuss the importance of major historical and social developments in the theology of Church, Ministry and Sacraments for contemporary ministry practices.
Critically reflect on contemporary understandings and practices of Church, Ministry and Sacrament.
Critically evaluate their starting assumptions about Church, Ministry and Sacraments.
Evaluate skills and dispositions required for various roles in contemporary faith communities.
A Level 3 unit in undergraduate theology and ministry awards
Prerequisite Units: CT1740Z Introduction to Christian Thought or equivalent
UCLT uses primary and secondary sources considered through different lenses to identify and explore the challenges of the unit material for the contemporary world. Students are engaged in a range of comparative, analytical and reflective practices to identify the original meanings of the text in their contexts and to interpret them hermeneutically.
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Two short guided reflections
Responses to various components of the course work
Church, Ministry & Sacraments in a disrupted, uncertain social & ecological era.
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 20 Oct, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-10-20 17:18:45 +1100