Scripture considers the basic and preliminary information about Scripture.
GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVES:
- Understand the meaning of inspiration, historical development, and literary criticism.
- Understand the primary themes and basic concepts in Scripture, including covenant, kingdom, creation, salvation, and conversion.
- Understand the scriptural foundations for Catholic moral teaching, conscience formation, and decision making.
- Understand the use of Scripture in theological reflection.
- Understand God’s revelation in creation, the person of Jesus, and lived experience.
COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS:
Week 1: What is a Bible?
- Identify and understand the history of the Bible.
- Understand Inspiration and Revelation.
Week 2: The Catholic Approach to Scripture
- Understand the literary forms of Scripture.
- Understand the process of Revelation.
Week 3: Covenant Love
- Understand Covenant Love as described in the Old Testament.
Week 4: The Kingdom of God
- Understand Kingdom.
- Describe the Return of the Son of Man.
Week 5: The Bible in the Life of the Church
- Understand Scripture in the Eucharist and Church Doctrine.
- Understand Scripture in Moral Decision Making, as well as Communal and Personal Prayer.
Witherup, Ronald. The Bible Companion - A Catholic Handbook for Beginners. The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2009.
The Holy Bible.
Scripture consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade.
TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:
- You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
- You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
- You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.