Mar 29, 2023  
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 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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