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CODE PLC5010

 
TITLE Church in the World

 
LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Pastoral Theology, Liturgy and Canon Law

 
DESCRIPTION PRE-REQUISITE STUDY-UNIT
Ecclesiology

DESCRIPTION

The study-unit focuses on the relation Church-World. In the first part, the Pastoral Constitution of the Second Vatican Council Gaudium et Spes is explored in the context of its historical background and developments that have taken place since the Council. The different models of Church-world relationship, developed over the years and responding to the signs of the times, will be reflected upon. The second part of is dedicated to the biblical perspective of this relation Church-World.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the Course, students should be able:
(i) to reflect critically on the relation Church-World from a biblical perspective;
(ii) to better understand the development of the relation Church-World, especially since Vatican Council II;
(iii) to evaluate the different models of Church-World relationship.

READING LIST

•VATICAN COUNCIL II, Pastoral Constitution, Gaudium et Spes, 7 December 1965.
• PAUL VI, Encyclical Letter Ecclesiam Suam, 6 August 1964.
•PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE, Dialogue and Proclamation, 19 May 1991.
•LOHFINK G., Gesu’ come voleva la sua comunita’? La chiesa quale dovrebbe essere, Cinisella Balsamo (Milano) 1987.
•RAHNER K., The Shape of the Church to Come, London 1974.
• TANNER N., The Church and the World. Gaudium et Spes, Inter Mirifica, New Jersey 2005.
•VAN DER VEN J.A., Ecclesiology in Context, Cambridge 1996.
•VON BALTHASAR H.U., Church and World, New York 1967.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Presentation Yes 50%
Examination (1 Hour) Yes 50%

 
LECTURER/S Joe Galea Curmi
Marcello Ghirlando

 
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It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.
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Notices
21st Annual Augustinian Lecture 2017
The 21st Annual Augustinian Lecture 2017 will be celebrated on the 5th and 6th December 2017 with two lectures delivered by Rev. Prof. Theodore Dieter.

Closing Date Dissertation Proposals
Deadline to present dissertation proposals for next Faculty Board is Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 1700hrs

Augustinian Institute Academic Year 2017-18

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