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Erin Holmes, BA

Department Chair

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Cliff Jackson, BA

jacksonc@gabrielrichard.org

Theology

 

Four years of Theology are required for graduation.  The freshman, sophomore and junior curricula are required as listed.

 

Freshman Theology 

The first semester covers The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture, focusing on a general knowledge and appreciation of Sacred Scripture.  Students encounter the Living Word of God, Jesus Christ.  The second semester will help students answer the question, "Who is Jesus Christ?" by focusing on Jesus' early life, His mission and His ministry.

 

Sophomore Theology

Jesus Christ: Source of our Salvation.  During the first semester, students explore the Paschal Mystery in greater depth, focusing on the life, passion, death and Resurrection of Jesus.

The Church: Our Story.  During the second semester, students explore the interrelationship of the various components of the Catholic Church.  

 

Junior Theology

Junior theology includes a semester study of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church.  A second semester discusses Christian values.  Students are led through the processes of conscience formation and moral decision-making.  Students are challenged to assume responsibility for their own growth and faithfulness to the persons they are called to be.

 

Senior Theology

Senior theology includes the following areas of study:

  • Responding to the Call of Jesus Christ challenges students to examine their calling as a disciple of Jesus Christ, specifically single life, married life, religious life and ordained life, from the perspective of our faith.

  • Living as a Disciple of Jesus Christ introduces the seven themes of Catholic social teaching.  Students are challenged to put their faith into action by responding to the needs of those whose rights are being violated in our world today.

  • Sacred Scripture is an examination and reflection upon the people, stories, faith challenges and triumps held within the Hebrew Scriptures.

  • Ecumenical and Interreligious Studies focuses on the beliefs and practices of several religious traditions including, but not limited to, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam.  Students will come to a greater appreciation and understanding of the many religions that influence our world today.

 

For additional information regarding theology courses, please refer to the Course Curriculum Guide.