May 28, 2024  
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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TH 580 - Theology of the Sacraments

This course provides a biblical, historical, and theological treatment of the Christian sacraments. It discusses Christ as the primordial sacrament; Church as sacrament; and the individual sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Matrimony, Holy Orders, and Anointing of the Sick.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 6 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: None

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

  • Show how the sacraments fit into God’s plan of salvation through the grace of Christ working in the Church. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of classical terminology pertaining to sacramental theology. 
  • Understand the main theological emphases of the sacramental teaching of the Council of Trent and the Second Vatican Council. 
  • Relate the sacramental characters to the role of the visibility of the Church. 
  • Explain significant theological aspects of each of the seven sacraments. 
  • Show a familiarity with the history of sacramental theology.

Credits: 3

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