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Introduction to Christian Worship

Principles and Practice ​of Christian Wo
Course Summary

This graduate course unit introduces students to concepts that provide a foundation for the study of Christian worship.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical knowledge of history, structure, and symbolism of particular rites.

  2. Articulate a sound comprehension of the spiritual richness and transformative power of liturgical rites.

  3. Employ a ritual framework to devise rites and sacramental expressions where required and evaluate its effects.

  4. Give appropriate pastoral expression to liturgical rites.

  5. Participate with greater intellectual and spiritual awareness in the worship and mysteries of the


Course Content

  1. The biblical basis for Christian worship

  2. The theology of Christian worship

  3. The role of culture in the development of worship

  4. The historical developments in Christian worship

  5. Current issues in Christian worship

  6. Preparation of a Christian worship service

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