Baptism and Confirmation

Stage Three

TitleBaptism and Confirmation
Pre-requisitesThree papers (45 NZQA credits) in Theology
LecturerMerv Duffy
NZ Credit ValueNZQA NQF Level 7 (15 credits)
AUS Credit ValueTEQSA AQF Level 7 (9 credit points)
Duration12 teaching weeks + 2 weeks study & exams + Assignment week + mid-semester break. For more details check the Academic Calendar
Course Unit OutlineSydney College of Divinity course description
Fees (NZ$)See the Fees Guide
DescriptionThis course unit shows how Baptism is the first Christian sacrament and how it mediates Christian faith and Christian identity, in Christ and in the Church. It presents an introduction to sacramental theology, taking baptism as a paradigm and considers the development of Confirmation as a separate sacrament.
Lecturer's IntroductionBaptism is the sacrament received by all Christians. What is it? What does it do? How does Confirmation add to it or build on it? What are the implications for the baptised person? What does it mean for Christian churches to recognise each other's Baptism?