Michael Driscoll Syllabus
EUCHARIST: THEOLOGY & CELEBRATION
Michael S. Driscoll
Malloy Hall 244
University of Notre Dame
Summer, July 8-26, 2013
The Church makes the Eucharist and the Eucharist makes the Church. A biblical, historical, systematic and liturgical treatment of the Eucharistic liturgy with a special emphasis on pastoral considerations.
Goals of the Course
The goal of this course is a comprehensive understanding of the nature and development of the Christian Eucharist. In order to accomplish this end an examination of both the structure and the content of the eucharistic liturgy will be undertaken. A positive theological method will be employed whereby the Eucharist will be studied from an historical perspective. Finally in the last week a systematic theological reflection upon various aspects will be undertaken with a commentary on contemporary theory and practice.
Four required texts have been adopted for THEO 60-404 in addition to a course packet. These titles will be available at the ND bookstore and they will also be placed on reserve in the Hesburg library.
- R. Cabié, The Eucharist (A. G. Martimort, ed., The Church at Prayer, vol. 2) (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1986). ISBN 0-8146-1364-0.
- J. Kodell, The Eucharist in the New Testament (Collegeville: Glazier, 1991). ISBN 0-8146-5663-3.
- R. C. D. Jasper and G. J. Cuming, Prayers of the Eucharist: Early and Reformed (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1987). ISBN 0-8146-6085-1.
- K. Seasoltz, ed., Living Bread, Saving Cup (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1982). ISBN 0-8146-1257-1.
- Course Packet available through Copy Shop—O’Shaugnessy Hall 3rd floor.
Suggested Prerequisite Reading
- G. Wainwright and K. Westerfield Tucker, eds., The Oxford History of Christian Worship (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), ISBN 0-19-513886-4.
- E. Foley, From Age to Age (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2008). ISBN 978-0-8146-3078-5 (pbk).
- Since this class will meet only 15 times in an intensive schedule, each day represents about one week's worth of work. Therefore attendance is imperative. If for any legitimate reason, you are unable to attend class, I would ask you to have the academic courtesy to let me know prior to the class meeting, either personally or by telephone: home: 288-5271; office: 631-7152.
- Due to the time restrictions of daily class meetings, each day there will be assigned obligatory reading averaging fifty pages per day. See the attached reading schedule. The assigned readings should be completed prior to each class. Additional suggested readings are provided on a separate bibliography.
- Two brief reports of about five pages each will be assigned and due one on Monday, July 15 and the other Monday, July 22. The topics will be discussed in class. See also course packet, pp. iv-vii.
- It will be fair to assume that any obligatory assigned reading is subject to unannounced quizzes.
- Instead of a mid-term exam there will be fifteen minute oral interviews on Tuesday and Wednesday of the third week. There will be, however, a written final exam examination on Friday, July 26.
- The grade will be determined by three equally weighted considerations:
a. attendance, quality of class participation, quizzes,
b. two brief reports, and
c. the oral interview and the final exam.
Office & Hours
Malloy Hall #244, (63)1-7152;
Mon-Friday, 9:00am until noon or by appointment.
EUCHARIST: THEOLOGY & CELEBRATION Summer 2013
CLASS TOPICS AND READING SCHEDULE (in italics)
JULY 8` Introduction – S.A.C.R.A.M.E.N.T.S. and Revision of Roman Missal (3rd edition)
Course packet, 184-192; Seasoltz,126-157..
JULY 9 From Human Meal to Christian Eucharist: Anthropological Dimensions
Cabié, 7-19. Joncas (CP 235-253).
JULY 10 Pre-Christian Antecedents: Greco-Roman and Jewish Antecedents
Seasoltz, 80-101; Cabié, 20-40.
JULY 11 Eucharist in the New Testament: Exegesis
Seasoltz, 1-29; Kodell, 15-67.
JULY 12 New Testament Biblical Theology
Kodell, 71-129; Jasper, 3-19.
JULY 15 Ante-Nicene Period: Introduction and Anaphoras Paper I
JULY 16 Ante-Nicene Period (Themes) and Post Nicene Period
Cabié, 43-123; Jasper, 52-99.
JULY 17 Middle Ages (700-1300): Eucharistic Practice
Cabié, 127-171; Seasoltz 324-356.
JULY 18 Middle Ages: Theology
Mitchell CP, 193-220.
JULY 19 Reformation (1400-1700)
Seasoltz, 157-175; Jasper, 177-257, 265-269
JULY 22 Trent to Vatican II Paper II
Cabié, 173-220; Seasoltz, 102-112, 175-195.
JULY 23 Celebrating Unity: Ecumenical Dimension
BEM document, CP 265-272; Seasoltz 102-113.
JULY 24 Celebrating Mission: Ethical Dimension
Seasoltz, 305-323; Baldovin CP199-208; Hughes CP229-234.
JULY 25 Celebrating Our Stories: Spiritual Dimension
Seasoltz, 113-125, 284-304; Witczak CP 209-220.
JULY 26 Written Final Exam
The above schedule and procedures in this course are subject to change
only in the event of extenuating circumstances.