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 the 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.
Articulate an understanding of the origin, history, value and theological meaning of baptism and chrismation in the early church
Evaluate the relationship between the teachings of the early Fathers of the Church and the Coptic tradition on the two sacraments
Explore the theology of the two sacraments as articulated by Coptic Church
Examine the liturgical structure of the rites of baptism and chrismation
Compare and contrast different theologies of baptism and chrismation amongst two or more Christian traditions
Weekly lectures and class discussions
Also, handouts and articles from various texts will be available online.
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Essay 3000 words
Essay 1500 words
Presentation Equivalent to 1500 words with submitted script
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017
Unit record last updated: 2019-05-01 14:24:43 +1000