This unit will provide an overview of the sacrament of Eucharist, from historical, liturgical and theological perspectives. A major part of this unit will examine the Coptic understanding of the Eucharist and the key elements of Coptic sacramental theology. Topics to be considered include: The Eucharist in relation to Christology, Salvation and the Church; the Eucharist in the Scriptures; and the development of the theology of the Eucharist in terms of transformation, anamnesis, sacrifice and the presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

Unit code: CT2629A (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit discipline: Systematic Theology

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning outcomes


Articulate an understanding of the origin, history, value and theological meaning of the Eucharist in the early church.


Describe the relationship between the teachings of the early Fathers of the Church and the Coptic tradition on the Eucharist


Explain the theology of the Eucharist as articulated by the Coptic Church.


Discuss the liturgical structure of the Eucharistic Liturgies of the Coptic Church


Weekly sessions, comprising guided reading from the set texts, additional reading resources and opportunities for online collaboration.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Essay 1000 words

0 25.0

Essay 2500 words

0 50.0
Oral Presentation

Presentation Equivalent to 1000 words with submitted script

0 25.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit record last updated: 2019-04-10 14:20:27 +1000