The Sacrament of Marriage

Stage Three

TitleThe Sacrament of Marriage
Pre-requisitesOne T7200 paper
LecturerRocio Figueroa
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 explores marriage principally from the perspective of sacramental theology. It will help students appreciate the interaction between theology, society and the human person, and develop appropriate attitudes and skills for ministry.
Lecturer's IntroductionMarriage is the most common Christian vocation. We have strikingly strong teaching from Jesus about marriage. The Church and civil society have had contrasting views of who can be married and whether marriages can be ended. The paper looks at the theology, the history, and the liturgy of marriage to provide a framework for understanding the sacrament.