Grade Level: 9
First Semester 50010A (S1) AND Second Semester 50010B (S2)
Two Semesters Required (FY)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the person of Jesus as he is revealed Sacred Scripture, both Old and New Testaments. All freshmen are required to take both semesters of Theology I.
Semester I: Jesus Christ in Scripture
In the first semester, students will gain 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 Divine Inspiration, and its value to people throughout the world. They will learn how to read the Bible, become familiar with the major sections of the Bible, and the books included in each section. The students will pay particular attention to the Old Testament scriptures which foreshadow Jesus and the Paschal Mystery.
Semester II: Who is Jesus Christ?
In the second semester, students will pursue a with a historical understanding of Jesus, his birth and his life and times. Students will have an opportunity to understand the “Jewish” world in which Jesus lived and taught. Students will be able to articulate Jesus’ moral understanding of living in and for the kingdom of God and will continue to develop and demonstrate a Christian morality based on the teachings of Jesus Christ.