T8517
Ecclesiology

This postgraduate unit  introduces a central theme of theology, namely, that faith is lived within a community of believers. It examines the sources for ecclesiology, the divine origin of the church, the nature and mission of the church, images, models and marks of the church, the structure of the church: sacrament, communion and authority, the forms and exercise of ministry in the church, and the unity of the church as an ecumenical imperative.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Theology

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

T8501 Introducing Theology or T8505 Basic Christian Doctrines.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. determine the sources of ecclesiology
  2. interpret the nature and mission of the church
  3. critically analyse recent writing in ecclesiology
  4. critique influences shaping the contemporary church
  5. apply fundamental principles in ecclesiology to contemporary pastoral situations
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