Content

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.

Unit Code: CT9620A

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate an understanding of the origin, history, value and theological meaning of baptism and chrismation in the early church

2.

Evaluate the relationship between the teachings of the early Fathers of the Church and the Coptic tradition on the two sacraments

3.

Explore the theology of the two sacraments as articulated by Coptic Church

4.

Examine the liturgical structure of the rites of baptism and chrismation

5.

Compare and contrast different theologies of baptism and chrismation amongst two or more Christian traditions

Pedagogy

Weekly lectures and class discussions

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Essay

Essay 1500 words

0 25.0
Essay

Essay 3000 words

0 50.0
Oral Presentation

Presentation Equivalent to 1500 words with submitted script

0 25.0
Approvals

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