Introduction to liturgical theology (II)

Course Code: ARS218 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2022-2023
Domain: Visual arts • Field of study: Sacred art
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Dumitru Adrian Vanca
Seminar tutor: Dumitru Adrian Vanca
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

to develop an aptitude for careful theological reflection about worship;
to identify the common roots of liturgical traditions in different Christian confessions;
to appreciate more and understand more deeply their own liturgical tradition and worship;
to develop basic skills in worship and conducting liturgical services;
to articulate key biblical and theological foundations of Christian worship.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. The Church and the sacred time [1], 2. The Church and the sacred time [2], 3. The Church and the sacred time [3], 4. The Church and the sacred time [4], 5. The Church and the sacred time [5], 6. The Church and the sacred time [6], 7. Introduction to liturgical art [1], 8. Introduction to liturgical art [2], 9. Introduction to liturgical art [3], 10. Introduction to liturgical art [4], 11. Introduction to liturgical art [5], 12. Monasticism and its role in the Orthodox liturgy [1], 13. Monasticism and its role in the Orthodox liturgy [2], 14. Contemporary challenges for the Orthodox Church.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification, PowerPoint presentation, video-projections etc.

Learning outcomes:

• To give knowledge, understanding and a correct using of liturgical basic concepts specific to the Orthodox Christian liturgy; • To provide the necessary methodological and research skills for further study and research in liturgical topics;

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Colloquium (heuristic dialogue) – 50%; written paper (interpretative essay) – 30%; continuous assessment – 20%.

Recommended reading:

Vasile Băncilă, Duhul sărbătorii, Edit. Anastasia , București , 1996 , x
Ene Braniște, Liturgica generală, Edit. IBMBOR , București , 1985 , x
Dumitru Vanca, Introducere în teologia liturgică, Edit. Reîntregirea , Alba Iulia , 2009 , x
Alexander Schmemann, Postul cel Mare, Edit. Doris , București , 1998 , x
Thomas J Talley, The Origins Of The Liturgical Year, Liturgical Press , Minnesota, Collegeville , 1991 , x