T7236
Marriage

The unit Marriage explores marriage principally from the perspective of sacramental theology. It focuses on the interaction between theology, society and the human person, and develops appropriate attitudes and skills for ministry.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Theology

Sub Discipline

Systematic Theology

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

T7210 The Person and Work of Christ or T7228 The Church

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Present a clear statement of the biblical foundations of marriage and its historical development as a sacrament.
  2. Describe the evolution and changes in the relationship between men and women: from gender roles to a reciprocal and covenant paradigm.
  3. Develop a critically informed pastoral response to the different dimensions of the sacrament of marriage.
  4. Research and analyse concrete practices for a spirituality of marriage and family.
  5. Identify different social and cultural challenges regarding marriage and the pastoral care of families.
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