This course explores the mystery of the Church as seen in the light of Vatican II.
Course code: THE157
This course explores the mystery of the Church as seen in the light of Vatican II. The basic document is Lumen Gentium. The aim is to examine questions regarding origin, nature, structure, and mission of the Church. At the end of the course, the students will have a better understanding of the the nature, the structure, the work of the Church, and a better understanding of the ecclesiological teaching of the Second Vatican Council.
Table of content:
CHAPTER I : EKKLESIA (ekklesia) in the New Testament and the Early Fathers
CHAPTER II : The Church according to the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium
CHAPTER III : The four marks of the Church
CHAPTER IV : The Church as the Body of Christ
CHAPTER V : The Church as the People of God
CHAPTER VI : The Church as sacrament
CHAPTER VII : The Church of Christ subsists in the Catholic Church
CHAPTER VIII : Organizational structures of the Catholic Church