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2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 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 Catholic sacraments. It discusses Christ as the primordial sacrament, Church as sacrament, and the individual sacraments.

Students have the option of choosing a Community-Based Learning section of this course.

Community Based Learning:

Community-based learning (CBL) is an experiential instructional strategy that engages students in solving problems within their schools and communities as part of their academic studies, transforming them from passive recipients to active participants in their education and community while providing a deeper understanding of theories and course content.

Prerequisites & Notes
This course is offered online as part of the Theology curriculum with monthly start dates. 

It will also be offered during the 2016 summer session with an on campus component.

Assignment Overview

  • Assignments: 5 Units
  • Interactivity: Discussion Board
  • Final Assessment: Final Paper

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 Offered: Online; Summer Session 2016, Week 1: Semester 201703

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