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REL 123: Foundations of Christian Faith: Module 7


At the conclusion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the nature of the sacraments as "sign" and "symbol". 
  • Explain the sacramental economy of salvation. 
  • Identify the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. 


Documents of the Vatican II Council


Items to be Completed Due No Later Than:
Theological Foundations, pp. 187-215; 
Matthew, Chapter 3;
Luke, Chapter 22:1-20
Post initial response to the discussion question Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Post responses to at least two classmates Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Complete Exam 7 Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Submit Research Paper 2 Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT

Research paper

Directions: Choose one topic below. 

  1. Trace the development of the theology of Christ through the ancient ecumenical councils and reflect on how they developed the Church's understanding of Jesus beyond the New Testament.
  2. Examine the relationship between incarnation and atonement, focusing especially on Anselm's idea of satisfaction.

Due Date: Research Paper 2 is due to the Dropbox no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT of Module 7. (This Dropbox basket is linked to Turnitin).