Date posted: Feb 24, 2021
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featuring text by Dr. Morris Pelzel and videos of faculty from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
The church embodies a series of core dynamics: divine invitation and human response; gathering in order to be sent; membership and mission. Reflecting theologically on the way in which these dynamics are expressed in the church today makes up the discipline of “ecclesiology.” Through this course, we explore the nature of the church including discussion of ministries, the church’s foundation in word and sacrament, and the call to be an evangelizing people about the work of transforming the world in light of the Gospel.
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.