The Church and the Sacraments

Course Code T1.6


Explore the oft-neglected doctrines of the church and the sacraments with this course from Emmanuel Training and Resources. Beginning with Calvin's foundational exposition of the doctrine of the church, the course then considers the sacraments in general, before looking in detail at baptism, infant baptism and the Lord's Supper. We conclude with an exploration of the broader social, cultural and political facets of the church's life.

This course consists of six 2-hour seminars over a period of approximately three months. Each seminar requires approximately 2 to 4 hours of preparation, which involves reading portions of the set texts. Study questions are provided to assist with your preparation and to encourage further reflection. The seminars then provide an opportunity for further discussion and teaching, exploring issues raised in the preparation.

Schedule: Six seminars.

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Topics covered in this course include:

The following books and articles will be used. Students must have their own copy of these works. 


The fees for this course are £60 (£10 per seminar), including all course materials. A 50% reduction is available for students in full-time education, and for retired or unwaged people.

Please contact us if these fees would present a problem for you, as additional bursaries may be available.

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