CHURCH AND WORSHIP
OFFICE: Malloy 244
An analysis of the Church as a community of believers and a
social institution, and a study of Church liturgy and sacraments.
This course will center around three key areas, namely:
- ANTHROPOLOGY: As human persons, why do we express
our relationship to God through ritual activity?
- THEOLOGY: What are the Christological and
for the sacraments?
- HISTORY: What is the historical development of each
sacraments? What has remained constant inspite of the historical
1. Joseph Martos, Doors to the Sacred
(Triumph Books, 2001). ISBN 0-8007-3020 pbk
2. Ray Noll, Sacraments:
Understanding for a New Generation (Mystic, CT:
Publications, 1999). ISBN
3. Josef Pieper, In Tune with the World: A Theory of
Festivity (St. Augustine’s Press, 1999). ISBN
4. Course Packet - Available in the Copy Shop (O'Shaughnessy Hall, third floor)
Grading: The grade will be determined by the following
- 1/3 of the grade will be determined by attendance and class
If for any reason you cannot make it to class, as an academic courtesy,
please call my office (631-7152) and leave a message on my voicemail
to the class meeting.
- 1/3 of the grade will be determined by two brief papers of
to be disucussed in class. See suggested
for paper II.
- 1/3 of the grade determined by mid-term
exams, each one counting equally.