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TMST 7058 Sacraments in the Life of the Church (Summer: 3 )


Course Description

After exploring sacrament in its broadest sense, the meaning of sacramentality, and other fundamental elements of Roman Catholic sacramental theology, we will examine each sacrament both in its role in the life of the church as well as its role in each individual's faith journey. We will address historical background and contemporary issues about the Sacraments of Initiation, Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, the Sacraments of Healing, Reconciliation and the Sacrament of the Sick; and Sacraments at the Service of Communion, Marriage and Holy Orders.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Liam Bergin

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: This 3-credit summer 2017 course will be offered July 17-August 3, 2017 (Monday-Thursday) from 8:45-11:45 am. Note Given the brevity of these courses, it is essential that students come prepared to engage in learning the very first day. To facilitate this, each course has 'Pre-Class' work to complete. This generally includes reading and often requires a written essay to be submitted before or on the first day of class. See the summer course webpage http://www.bc.edu/schools/stm/summer/summercourses.html for more information.


Last Updated: 27-Mar-17