This unit will examine the mystery of the Church, and the nature and principles of ecumenism. The foundation and early development of the Church will be presented together with ecclesial images and models. The marks of the Church together with the nature and role of the Magisterium will be examined. This will lead to reflection on the communion and mission of the church. Examination of the ecumenical movement in recent history will flow into a consideration of theological convergence arising from ecumenical dialogue and lead to a presentation of “Receptive Ecumenism” as a model for dialogue.

Unit Code: CT1110C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Define the images and models of the Church


Explain the nature and role of the Magisterium


Relate the marks of the Church to an understanding of the communion and mission of the Church in the world today


Describe the history of the modern ecumenical movement and the Roman Catholic Church’s entry into that movement


Identify and explain the Church’s teaching on Ecumenism in the documents of the magisterium, Unitatis redintegratio (1964), the Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism (1993) and the vision outlined in Pope John Paul II’s Ut unum sint (1995).


The unit’s framework is andragogically focused constructive alignment within the context of lectures and seminars


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar (500 words)

0 10.0

Essay (2000 words)

0 50.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar (500 words)

0 10.0
Written Examination

Written Exam (1hr)

0 30.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 4 Sep, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-03 07:46:50 +1100