Sep 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph's College Online 
    
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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TH 590 - Ecclesiology


This course studies the theology of the nature, function, and structures of the church. Topics include the foundation and structure of the Church, models of the Church, and the historical development of ecclesial life.

Assignment Overview
  • Assignments: 6 Units
  • Interactivity: Discussion Boards


Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define “ecclesiology” and its sources within the Roman Catholic tradition.
  • Summarize the transitions in Roman Catholic ecclesiology.
  • Compare Roman Catholic ecclesiology with prominent perspectives in Protestant and Orthodox traditions.
  • Develop an understanding of the Vatican’s organizational and operational structures.
  • Assess controversial issues that involve Roman Catholic ecclesiology and American culture.


Credits: 3



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