Sacramental Theology & Ritual Studies

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sacramental Theology & Ritual Studies

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Based on a foundational understanding of the Church as both institution and mystery, this module will study the sacraments from both an historical and theological perspective. Particular focus will be placed on the statement of Vatican II which claims that ‘the purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify people, to build up the body of Christ, and, finally, to give worship to God; because they are signs they also instruct …they are called “sacraments of faith.” ’ [Sacrosanctum Concilium, 59] The sacraments of Eucharist and Baptism will be studied in depth as they are recognised and shared by most of the Christian traditions. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. As per TP108

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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