FC 5305: Mission of the Church

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This course presents the origins of the Church in the mission of Jesus, and the development of the Catholic understanding of the mystery of the Body of Christ. Special attention is given to the ecclesiology of Vatican II in its discussions of the Church’s hierarchical and charismatic gifts, the communion of saints, the Catholic Church’s commitment to ecumenism and religious liberty, the universal call to holiness, and the mission of the Church today. Consideration will also be given to the Catholic social tradition as an articulation of the Church’s mission.