The sacraments are seven enduring pillars of the faith, triumphantly revealing Christ alive in the world today. And yet few truly understand these signs of God's grace. Now, you can transform your understanding of the sacraments with this powerful course. Insightfully taught by liturgical expert Dr. Daniel Van Slyke, The Seven Sacraments will deliver you to the heart of the Catholic faith. Its unique approach will enlighten, inform, and inspire you. With Dr. Van Slyke as your guide, you will approach the sacraments with their twofold purpose in mind: the glorification of God through worship and the sanctification of the worshiper. You will begin by looking at the meaningful vocabulary we use when discussing the sacraments: rite, ordinary, and sacramentals. Next, you will explore two fundamental documents pertaining to sacramental theology: Pope Pius XII's Mediator Dei and the Second Vatican Council's document on the sacred liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium. You will continue by exploring the topic of liturgical law, a central yet often overlooked and misunderstood topic. Next, you will arrive at the heart of the course: a discussion of each of the seven sacraments. By focusing on the elements of the Church's teachings, you will gain a solid grounding for sacramental knowledge. This brilliantly taught course will enhance your understanding of the liturgy and deepen your faith. As you enrich your experience of the sacraments, you will come to appreciate these beautiful gifts that Christ has given to the Church.