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TMST 8021 Priesthood: Theology and Praxis (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This Level Two course is open to all students and focuses on ordained ministry of the Roman Catholic priesthood in terms of its biblical & theological foundations, historical development, contemporary issues, pastoral practice, & priestly spirituality, especially as treated in the pertinent ecclesial documents. Also treated are the cooperation between laity and clergy and the roles of lay ecclesial ministry as well as both tensions and critiques arising out of the Church's reservation of the priesthood to males and mandatory celibacy. Ecclesiology is a prerequisite for counting this course for the Ecclesial Ministry requirement in the M.Div. curriculum.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): John Baldovin, S.J.

Prerequisites: Ecclesiology.

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Last Updated: 20-Mar-18