Date posted: Mar 16, 2022
Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.
featuring text by Dr. Morris Pelzel and videos of faculty from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
“Communion, Participation, and Mission,” the theme for the
Synod on Synodality reflects the life and aspiration of the Catholic
Church. How do we come together in Christ with our human diversity? How do
we contribute through our various vocations and ministries to the shared life
of faith? And how do we carry the message of the Gospel out into the world in fruitful ways? In this course we reflect on these issues of being church as well as the Church’s teaching role, sacramentality, differences of culture, and the tension between the Church’s transcendent nature and its engagement with the human world.
“We are convinced that the Church must look with penetrating eyes within itself, ponder the mystery of its own being, and draw enlightenment and inspiration” -Pope Paul IV Ecclesiam Suam 9.
Week 1: The Gathering of Disciples
Week 2: Living Baptism in the Church Today Week
Week 3: Rooted in Word and Sacrament
Week 4: Forming an Evangelizing Church
Week 5: The Church's Mission
This course includes:
All Crossroads courses include these features:
Morris Pelzel, Ecclesiology: The Church as Communion and Mission. Chicago: Loyola Press, 2002.
A participant can expect to spend approximately 4 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.
Certificate Requirement Categories: Themes from Our ChristianTradition
Content Scholars: Morris Pelzel, Ph.D. (book) Resident Assistant Professor of Theology at Creighton University; John F. Baldovin, S.J. (video) Professor of Liturgy at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry; Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F. (video) Associate Professor of Missiology, Professora Ordinaria at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry; Richard Lennan, Dr.Theol (video) Professor of Systematic Theology, Professor Ordinarius at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry; O. Ernesto Valiente, Ph.D. (video) Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.