Ecclesiology: Beginnings of the Church

Course Level: Intermediate

Course Details

As a topic Ecclesiology, the theology of church, studies the church in itself, that is, as an institution with a 2000-year history. This course is the first in a series of three courses, which together will give the student a basic understanding of a topic that is essential for effective catechesis. The first part, Ecclesiology: Beginnings of the Church, introduces the student to the theological study of the Church. The student will become familiar with basic terms and concepts that are essential for understanding the Church's nature and mission, and how these have been a constant theme in the Church's evolution as a "living organism"¯ throughout history.

Prerequisite for this course: "Scripture: New Testament"¯

While complete in itself, this course is designed to lead into the other Ecclesiology courses.
[Catechists and lay ecclesial ministers are required to take all three courses in order.]

Successful completion of this course earns 2.5 CEU's.

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