The Sacrament of Marriage

This unit 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. Marriage and family in the Christian tradition is treated as a covenant of love and sacrament. The relationship between baptism and marriage in the Catholic Church, the indissolubility of marriage and the liturgy of marriage, together with the pastoral issues arising from marriage, are discussed.

Study Level




Credit Points



9 credit points from 7200 series units in Theology

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Display a knowledge of the biblical and traditional Christian teaching on marriage
  2. Demonstrate a coherent understanding of the notion of sacrament and how Marriage fits this
  3. Explain and apply the Christian teachings on Marriage in particular cases
  4. Critique modern understandings of marriage
  5. Make connections between the Christian understanding of Marriage and other key teachings
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