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Theology 10:
The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture (Old & New Testament)

Course Description from the 2010-2011 Course of Studies Booklet:

"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. If they have not been taught this earlier, they will learn 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 grow to know and love Jesus Christ more personally." (Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age, p.2)

Complete Course Description:

The purpose of this class is to instill in the student a mature, orthodox, and intellectual understanding of the nature and interpretation of Sacred Scripture; to make clear the Bible's relevance to believers in all times and all places. In order to acheive this purpose, the course is designed with the following goals in mind:

  • To comprehend the religious, historical, cultural, and textual background of the Bible, in order to better understanding the books of the Bible in their original context.
  • To explore how a critical understanding of the Bible informs and directs faith development by examining major themes that can be found throughout the Bible.To examine the development of Ancient Judaism and the Early Church, and the development of the canons of Hebrew and Christian scriptures.
  • To recognize the use of Biblical imagery and themes in contemporary culture, particularly in film, and to use this as a model for understanding the unique and specific nature of the books of the Bible.
  • To develop a well-reasoned and objective conception of Jesus of Nazareth as a historical figure, determining with as much confidence as possible what he said, what he did, and why he died.
  • To reflect on the meaning and relevance of the Bible and the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth (both as the foundations of Judaism and Christianity and as essential components of Western culture), for believers and non-believers alike.



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