The Church and the Churches

Semester:
Fall 2019
Start Date:
Monday, September 9, 2019 to Monday, December 9, 2019
Day:
Online Only
Time:
(All day)
Discipline:
Theological
Online:
Yes
Instructors:
Teaching Method:
Readings
Credits:
1
WYT2410HF
Summary:

This course will survey and compare various contemporary ecclesiologies, or theologies of the church, by looking at how various major Christian traditions (Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Free Church/Congregational, Pentecostal/Charismatic) understand the church, before moving onto a few major contemporary depictions of the church (communion, people of God), a discussion of how the church is understood by some within the two-thirds world, and concluding with an analysis of two major ecumenical documents that pertain to the church (Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry and The Church: Towards a Common Vision).

Additional Notes:

Students are required to attend a worship service of a tradition different from their own.