[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2013-2014 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2013-2014 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

REL 427 - Ecclesiology

3 credits
Crosslisted: THY 527
Prerequisite(s): REL 123 , REL 110RS  , REL 210RS  or REL 223 
Within the framework of systematic theology, ecclesiology examines the nature of the church and its emerging challenges. This course considers both classic insights and new directions in ecclesiology, including reflections on the nature and exercise of ministry in the Church. Central to the course is a critical examination of two documents of the Second Vatican Council: The Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen gentium) and The Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et spes). In many respects, the entire course is an extended dialogue with these two foundational documents.
Note: Designated courses for the Undergraduate Certificate in Pastoral Studies.