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Utrecht University Summer School 2017

Date added: 06/01/2017

In 2017 a summer school in Old Catholic theology in its Ecumenical Context will be offered again, from 2-7 July. The course offers a concise introduction to the theology, history, and spirituality of the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht. Taught in the beautiful medieval city of Utrecht, students will study with the faculty of the Old Catholic Seminary based there. The course includes excursions to an Old Catholic parish, to the Catharijneconvent, the main Dutch museum of religious art, and through the city of Utrecht itself.

The course offers an introduction to Old Catholic theology in an ecumenical context. Old Catholic theology is understood as the main theological currents as they exist in Union of Utrecht of Old Catholic Churches. The topics covered by the course include the following aspect of Old Catholic theology and tradition: History of Old Catholicism, spirituality, ecumenism, canon law and ecclesiology, liturgy, and systematic theology. The course includes excursions to a major collection of related religious art (Museum Catharijneconvent), to a liturgical celebration (Utrecht), and to the traces of Catholic presence and history in the episcopal city of Utrecht.

For more information, see, or contact the course director, Prof. Dr. Peter-Ben Smit ( University and permanent education credits can be earned through this course.



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