LS510—Sacred Ceremony and Ritual
View outline (PDF) Instructor(s): Private: Rev. Dr. Paula Sampson
Human beings of all cultures use ceremony and symbol to communicate with the divine, mark important life events and form communities. This course will explore a variety of understandings of how sacred ceremony and public ritual operate in various cultures and religious traditions. It will employ theologies of imagination, ritual and the semiotics of culture to help Christian worship leaders and others, conduct ministry and/or educational tasks appropriately in an increasingly pluralistic world. This is an MDiv/PPL liturgy elective and provides the MAIIS competencies in Ritual and Ceremony.