Foundations of Ritual and Worship

This course considers the origins and developments of, as well as the current theological issues concerning Christian rites and symbols. Students will engage with the shape and practice of worship and rituals as they impact human experience. Religious rites have celebrated initiation, adulthood, guilt and reconciliation, ministry and committment, sickness and death. Prerequisite: 160, 305, 342, or VUSM 120. IFP