Theology I

Course RC14|

Freshmen (Required)
1.0 Credit

The Eastern Church and the Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture (First Semester)

This course introduces students to the richness of the Universal Catholic Church as a corporate body of Churches (Byzantine and Roman) with vibrant faith and its sacramental systems. Included also, are some of the Churches’ (Byzantine and Roman) liturgical practices, teachings from Orientale Lumen and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the witness of Saint Basil the Great, many other saints and well-known Catholics. In addition to the Eastern Church, students will gain general knowledge and appreciation of Sacred Scriptures. Through their study of the Bible, they will come to encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ. The students will learn about the Bible, authored by God through Inspiration, and its value to people throughout the world. The students learn to read the Bible and will become familiar with the major sections and the books included in each section of the Bible. The students will pay particular attention to the Gospels, where they may grow to know and love Jesus Christ more personally.

Who Is Jesus Christ and Theology of the Body (Second Semester)

This course introduces students to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. Students will understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate Revelation to us from God. In learning about who He is, students also will learn who He calls them to be. In the second semester, we will include the first three chapters from Theology of the Body. TOB is the result of 129 short talks given by Saint Pope John Paul II between September 1979 and November 1984. Throughout this course, which will be taught over the next four years, the students will discover the beauty and purpose of their sexuality.

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