911 – Theology 1
The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture (first semester):
This course gives students a general knowledge and appreciation of the Sacred Scriptures. Through study of the Bible they will come to encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ. Students will learn about the Bible, its development and content and how God is its author. Particular attention will be focused on the Gospels, where students may grow to know and love Jesus Christ more personally.
Who Is Jesus Christ (second semester):
This course introduces students to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living Word of God. Students will understand that Jesus, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, is the ultimate Revelation about God, from God. In learning about Jesus, students will also learn who he calls them to be.
922 – Theology 2
The Mission of Jesus Christ – The Paschal Mystery (first semester):
This course helps students understand all that God has done for humanity through his Son, Jesus Christ. God has planned, from all eternity, for human beings to share everlasting happiness with him. This is accomplished only through redemption in Christ. Students inquire about the meaning of being a disciple of Christ.
Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church (second semester):
This course helps students understand that they encounter the living Jesus Christ in and through the Church. The Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles. It is sustained by him through the Holy Spirit. The Church is the living Body of Christ. Students explore the Church as a mystery which has both human and divine elements.
932 – Theology 3
Sacraments as privileged encounters with Jesus Christ (first semester):
This course helps students understand that they can meet Christ today in and through the sacraments. Each sacrament, particularly the Eucharist, is a means to a full and real encounter with Christ. Students examine each sacrament in detail so as to learn how they may encounter Christ throughout life.
Life in Jesus Christ (second semester):
This course helps students understand the moral life. Only in Christ can human beings discover the fullness of life. Disciples of Christ are guided by moral concepts and precepts of Christ and his Church. Students probe these moral teachings and reflect upon their implications.
942 – Theology 4
This course is intended to provide a survey of the influence of the Church of Christ on humanity from the time of Jesus to the present Roman Catholic Church of the 21st century. Its particular focus is the ongoing presence of the Holy Spirit who has guided the Church down through the ages. It also addresses the vital role of the Church in the world today. Its purpose is to instill in the student a love for the Church and a desire to be an active follower of Jesus.
Marriage, Family, and Christian Vocation
This course is intended to develop the idea that a Christian vocation is the call to live in Christ Jesus. It examines the way in which marriage, priesthood, religious life, and single life all contribute to the building up of the Kingdom of God. It explores Christian marriage and family in both their theological and practical dimensions. Its purpose is to assist the student in preparing to respond to his/her Christian vocation in life. Special attention is given to the Sacramental aspects of Matrimony and Holy Orders.