REQUIRED SEMESTER 1: CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES: HISTORY AND LITERATURE
The Second Vatican Council declared that the Gospel is the source of all saving truth and moral discipline (Dei verbum 7). As followers of Christ, we look to the New Testament, especially the four gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, to understand the one Gospel that our Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed. Through a careful reading of New Testament passages and the textbook, this course will seek to deepen the student’s understanding of the Gospel while fostering a closer personal relationship with Jesus. It will examine the Catholic approach to scripture which is rooted in both Sacred Tradition and the Magisterium.