810 Theology I

2 semesters, 1 credit

Required for freshmen

Revelation in Scripture (First Semester) is designed to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of the Sacred Scriptures. Through their study of inspiration, composition, use, and interpretation in the Old Testament canon, they will become familiar with the revelation of God throughout Salvation History and how He is still acting in our lives today.

Jesus Christ, the New Testament (Second Semester) introduces students to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, and the ultimate Revelation to us from God.  In learning who He is, through their study of the New Testament, the students will also learn who He calls them to be.

Skills (1st Semester)

By the completion of this course, students will be able to…

  1. Identify and explain the many ways God reveals Himself to humanity, especially Natural Revelation and Divine Revelation.
  2. Identify canon of the Old Testament and the New Testament and explain the process through which the Bible came to be in its present form.
  3. Decode a Scriptural reference to locate specific passages.  
  4. Employ techniques to read Sacred Scripture critically, contextually, and in the light of the same Holy Spirit by which it was written.
  5. Identify or describe the important characters chosen by God to assist in His revelation.
  6. Summarize, analyze, and retell stories from Salvation History to convey their deeper meaning.
  7. identify the steps in the Cycle of Salvation History and correlate them to events in scripture.
  8. Compare, or otherwise relate, the stories from Salvation History to events in modern media or their own lives.
  9. Recognize how God reveals Himself and his saving plan through critical reading of the Old Testament.
  10. Recognize how God continues to reveal Himself in our world.

Skills (2nd Semester)

By the completion of this course, students will be able to…

  1. Explain faith as a response to God’s self-revelation.
  2. Identify each Divine Person of the Trinity, their relationships to each other, and their roles in Salvation History.
  3. Explain the mystery of the Incarnation and why it was necessary.
  4. Differentiate the Gospels by the Evangelists, their audiences, key concepts, and dominant images of Jesus.
  5. Distinguish among the events of Annunciation, Visitation, and Epiphany.
  6. Analyze the literary pattern in the accounts of Jesus’ miracles. 
  7. Interpret Jesus’ parables and other teachings.
  8. Apply the teachings of Jesus to modern situations.
  9. Explain how Jesus taught both through His words and His actions.
  10. Explain who Jesus is and what our mission is as Church–to spread the Kingdom of God.

Knowledge (1st Semester)

By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. How to build relationships 
  2. Bible basics 
  3. The book of Genesis 
  4. Exodus and the Law 
  5. A promise(d land) fulfilled: Joshua & the Judges 
  6. The principles of Nationhood: An Era of Kings 
  7. Prophets & Wisdom Literature

Knowledge (2nd Semester)

By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. The world of Jesus 
  2. Gospel overviews 
  3. Trinity, Incarnation, and Early Years 
  4. Jesus’ first miracle 
  5. The effects of Jesus’ tour in Galilee 
  6. The effects of Jesus in Jerusalem 


This course last updated on January 27, 2021, by the Theology Department.