Course Memo

The purpose of this course is to provide a general introduction to Christian liturgy by examining fundamentals of worship from theological/juridic, historical, anthropological, spiritual, and pastoral perspectives (see Sacrosanctum Concilium, n. 16). The principle of "lex orandi/lex credendi" will be engaged as a theological tool for examining the roles that symbol, culture, and fine arts play in worship and discipleship. While the focus is on the Latin Rite, other rites are reviewed to guide the historical influences on worship and culture. The intended audience includes MDiv, MA, STL, STD, and PhD students. The latter may upgrade as needed. [Auditors with Faculty Permission]