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RS 513 Overview

What makes good liturgy “good”? For that matter, what makes it “liturgy”? How have liturgy and the sacraments evolved? What does participation in worship and sacrament have to do with Christian existence, Christian discipleship, and ultimately with our sharing - along with all Creation - in the Trinitarian life of God? This course is an historical, theological and pastoral journey into these fundamental questions of Christian identity and life in their sacramental and ritual expression.

  • 3.00 Credits
  • RS


Theology of Worship and Sacrament - 2021 Summer RS 513

This is an historical, anthropological and theological investigation of the constitutive elements of Christian worship and sacrament (time, space, word, and ritual/symbolic act), with special attention to the sacraments of baptism and Eucharist. It includes an overview of liturgical practices, texts, and theology from Jewish and scriptural origins to the 20th-century Vatican II reforms; basic principles of liturgical and sacramental theology; and groundwork for interpreting liturgical documents and ritual texts with a view to pastoral practice, multi-/inter-cultural concerns, and ecumenical considerations.

Course Code: RS 513

5/31/2021 - 8/1/2021

M 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


2 hr online/wk; break 6/28-7/4

Main Campus