Theology

Course Name

Credit Type

Description

Theology 9: The Revelation of Christ in Scripture

Core

Freshman Level

The purpose of this course is to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of the Sacred Scriptures. Through their study of the Bible, they will come to encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ. In the course they will learn about the Bible, authored by God through inspiration, and its value to people throughout the world. They will review how to read the Bible and will become familiar with the major sections of the Bible and the books included in each section. The students will pay particular attention to the Gospels, where they may learn to love and know Jesus more personally. 

Topics: How do we know about God? Sacred Scripture Understanding Sacred Scripture Overview of the Bible The Gospels Challenges to a Catholic understanding about Scripture. 

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. In this course students will understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate Revelation to us from God. In learning about who he is, the student will also learn who he calls them to be. 

Topics: God and Revelation, Jesus Christ's Revelation about God, The Mystery of the Incarnation, Jesus Christ teaches us about ourselves, Challenges to a Catholic understanding of Jesus Christ.

 

 

Theology 10: The Mission of Jesus Christ

Core

Sophomore Level

Sophomore theology seeks to explore the mission of Jesus Christ and how that mission continues with the Church established on Earth through Christ. Students will begin the year with some of the essential components of the life of a believer such as prayer and Mass. We will use the Nicene Creed as a guide for the rest of the year, learning about each facet of the statement of faith and how it relates to our faith and our world.

 

 

Theology 11: Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ

Core

Junior Level

The purpose of this course is to help students understand that they can encounter Christ today in a full and real way in and through the sacraments, and especially through the Eucharist. Students will examine each of the sacraments in detail so as to learn how they may encounter Christ throughout life. 

Topics: The sacraments of Initiation-Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist; The Sacraments of Healing-Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick; The Sacraments at the Service of Communion-Holy Orders, Matrimony; Challenges to a Catholic Understanding of Worship and Sacraments; History of the Catholic Church.

 

 

Theology 12: Life in Jesus Christ

Core

Senior Level

The purpose of this course is to help students understand that it is only through Christ that they can fully live out God's plans for their lives. Students learn the moral concepts and precepts that govern the lives of Christ's disciples and how these can be applied in their own lives. Through discussion and exploration of various social justice problems, Theology 12 will use Catholic morality to view our world. The course will also discuss our Catholic social teaching in dialogue with other major world religions. 

Topics: What is Life in Christ? God Has Taught Us How to Live a New Life in Christ, Living New Life in Christ, Jesus and the Gospel Message Are the Basis for Catholic Moral Teaching, The Reality of Sin, Challenges to a Catholic Understanding of Life in Christ.