This course offers the possibility to deepen your knowledge of Old Catholic theology by thematic and in-depth case-driven classes, linked to a key starting point of Old Catholic theology: the faith and order of the Early Church. How can a modern church be so ‘traditional’ at the same time? This apparent tension and paradox will be the core theme of this weeklong, intensive course.
The topics and disciplines covered by the course include: fundamental and liturgical theology, spirituality, and ecumenism. Case studies that will be explored cover topics such as marriage, the ordination of women and mission. The beginning of the course is marked by the participation in the Eucharist in St. Gertrud’s Cathedral, facilitating an encounter with ‘lived Old Catholicism.’
At the end of the course, students will have a deepened knowledge of, and insight in Old Catholic theology and her appeal on the Early Church and will be able to apply this knowledge in theological reflexion and research. The course is at the advanced level of a MA curriculum. Students may be expected to do advance reading for the course.
Entry requirements for this course are having attended the course ‘Old Catholic Theology in an Ecumenical context’, advanced knowledge of theology or a similar qualification. The course ‘Old Catholic Theology in an Ecumenical context’ is offered in immediate connection with this advanced course. Booking both courses leads to a reduced fee. For questions you can contact the course director.
Old Catholic theology is understood as the theological discourse within the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht.
Dr. Mattijs Ploeger - Systematic theology and liturgical studies
Rt. Rev. Dr. Dick Schoon - Church History
Prof. dr. Peter-Ben Smit - Church History / Ecumenism
Mr. drs. Adriaan Snijders - Canon Law
And others, to be announced.
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Booking both courses leads to a reduced fee. For questions you can contact the course director.
Prof. dr. Peter-Ben Smit | Utrecht University | E: email@example.com