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: CT9629A (Approved)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Elective

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


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Essay 1500 words

0 25.0

Essay 1500 words

0 25.0

Essay 3000 words

0 50.0

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

Unit record last updated: 2019-05-01 14:39:13 +1000