This unit explores the sacramental ministry of the church, especially, Baptism and Eucharist, and Ordained ministry in the context of the whole people of God. It aims to help students to understand the biblical bases of sacramental theology and practice, and of Christian Ministry, to identify the mutual shaping of sacramental practice and theology through Christian history, to appreciate critically different sacramental theologies and views of ministry, and to begin to develop a coherent theology with which to address contemporary questions about sacraments and ministry.

Unit Code: CT9909T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Identify biblical and theological resources relevant to the theology of at least two of Baptism, Eucharist and ministry.


Articulate an appreciation of the arguments on both sides of the church dividing issues relating to at least two of Baptism, Eucharist and ministry.


Critically evaluate theological positions in relation to Baptism, Eucharist and ministry.


Critically evaluate the contemporary Anglican theology and practices relating to sacraments against those of other churches.


Compare and critique ecumenical statements on Church, Ministry and Sacraments with those of at least one contemporary church.

Unit sequence

CT8000T Christian Creeds and Doing Theology


Lectures, seminars, seminar presentations, discussion


Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-02 11:56:53 +1000