Sacraments, Worship, and Lifestyles


Field of Study
Class #
M 615
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This seminar is designed to explore fundamental theological questions about the meaning of the sacraments, their relation to worship and their potential significance when seen in connection with the human issues of today. We will look at some of the ways by which sacramental life is an element in creating new lifestyles. For example, the seminar will raise issue as to whether or not the church’s response to the hunger problem should have any connection with its understanding and practice of Holy Communion; and, further, whether fasting (and feasting) should have theological as well as political meaning for us.