Introducing Christian Worship

L8501A

 

 
Unit Weighting         

9 cps

Type of Unit         

Foundational

Prerequisites        

None

Academic Staff     

His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias, BD Hons (Thessalonica 1981), Lecturer

Mr Basilios Psilacos, BTh (SCD 1994), BByzMusic (Thessaloniki 1996), DipByzMusic (Thessaloniki 1998), MTh (Hons) (Thessaloniki 2000), Teacher

Curriculum Objectives

This graduate course unit introduces students to concepts that provide a foundation for the study of Christian worship.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the biblical, theological, cultural and historical foundations for the practice of Christian worship within a particular tradition.
  2. contrast recent developments within Christian worship.
  3. critically analyse a range of liturgical resources, as a basis for further research.
  4. compare the framework of various liturgical services.
  5. differentiate the riches of the Christian liturgical traditions.

Content

  1. The biblical basis for Christian worship
  2. The theology of Christian worship
  3. The role of culture in the development of worship
  4. The historical developments in Christian worship
  5. Current issues in Christian worship
  6. Preparation of a Christian worship service

Assessment Profile

  1. Student preparation and presentation of liturgical services or tutorial on selected topics.
  2. A critical analysis of the historical sources of Christian worship and their relevance to contemporary liturgical practices (e.g. essay).
  3. A reflection on the range of liturgical sources of this unit (e.g. exam, quiz, journal).

Schedule

Via distance education