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Liturgy I: The Forms of Christian Worship
The Revd. Dr. Lam Chun Wai

Subject Overview
This course is designed to help students to understand the development of Christian worship, both historically and theologically, and what it has meant to Christian communities throughout the centuries. As students’ progress through the course they are equipped with some analytical tools in order to examine some selected liturgical texts, both ancient and modern, in order to understand how Christian liturgy has affected the life and ministry of the Church.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the history and theology of Christian worship;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the shared origins of Christian worship;
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of particular forms of worship across the wider Christian tradition;
  • Illustrate the recent trends of Christian liturgy and their impact on the life and ministry of the Church in contemporary context;
  • Demonstrate the ability of analyzing selected liturgical texts;
  • Demonstrate self-guided learning, including research, writing and communication skills.