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2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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TH 703 - Liturgical Theology

This course provides a study of the liturgy, in its essence and spirit, as an experience of the mystery of God. It considers the centrality of the Eucharist to the life and mission of the Church.

Prerequisites & Notes
Master’s Degree in Theology or Ministry or 36 credits earned towards the Master of Divinity

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

  • Demonstrate that the essence of the liturgy is the priestly work of Christ, which is continually celebrated by the Church, the body of Christ.
  • Argue that Catholic liturgy is a liturgy that re-enchants the community into the time and space of the Son’s worship of the Father.
  • Connect the roles that the body and signs from the cosmos play in the liturgy to the unique history of God in relation to man in Jesus Christ.
  • Discuss how and why the Eucharist is constitutive of the Church’s being and activity.
  • Evaluate one specific contemporary liturgical issue according to the insight of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI.

Credits: 1

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