Feb 29, 2024  
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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TH 586 - Theology of the Liturgy

This course explores the theology of Christian liturgy, beginning with its Jewish antecedents, its foundations in the New Testament, and its develoment through the renewal of Vatican II to the present day.

Prerequisites & Notes
TH 580 Theolgy of the Sacraments

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

  • Outline the historical development of the liturgy;
  • Describe the liturgical reform promulgated in Sacrosanctum Consilium, including early twentieth century influences;
  • Assess the implementation of the liturgical reforms of Vatican II from 1965 to the present;
  • Identify the role of liturgy in the development of culture;
  • Compare and analyze the form and content of a variety of liturgies.

Credits: 3

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