Course Memo

This lecture-seminar course provides an inculturated approach to the theology,  preparation and celebration of  sacraments for a U.S. Church which is becoming predominantly Latino.  It is especially designed to introduce the M.Div. student both to the theology of the sacraments and to the pastoral resources available for celebrating sacraments in a Hispanic context.  Its ethnographic approach, however, provides a model for sacramental inculturation in other contexts.  The instructor is the co-author of one of its major textbooks, La Vida Sacra, one devoted to contemporary Hispanic sacramental theology.  It is also designed to help prepare the student for the sacramental portion of the M.Div comps.  Knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not required.  Assignments include an article review, film reflection paper, and a final oral exam. [Auditors with faculty permission]