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Church, Ministry and Sacraments (THE663)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit will examine historical and contemporary Christian thinking about the nature of the church as a social reality and an object of faith, the theology and practice of ministry, ordained and unordained, and the nature of the sacraments, especially baptism and Eucharist.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the basic problems in ecclesiology, ministry, and sacraments
LO2 Critically evaluate different ecclesiologies and recognise their theological and sociological context
LO3 Demonstrate critical interpretive and analytic skills required for the analysis of theological texts and sources
LO4 Demonstrate effective communication skills.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 1 x 2 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences Students learn through critical engagement with the relevant literature, in class and/or online discussion.
Other Learning Experiences Discussion forum.
Assessment The assessment consists of:
Short Essay - (2,000 words) - 20%
Oral Assessment/Presentation - 30%
Research Essay - (5,000-6,000 words) - 50%
Prerequisites THE505 Introduction to Theology
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Divinity (MDiv) [New in 2014]
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Suzanne Boorer
Senior Lecturer Old Testament

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6141
e: S.Boorer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.040 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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