Scripture II: New Testament

Course Number: 714

Open To:
Grade 10 Units

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

UC/CSU Approved. Required; Satisfies one semester of the Theology graduation requirement

Course Description:

This course focuses on the question Jesus posed to his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Students will use historical, literary, and theological methods to explore the Gospels and other writings of the Early Church to formulate their answer to this question. As such, the course is designed to help the student explore the New Testament from a non-literal, historical-critical perspective. Special attention to the practical meaning of living the Gospel message will also be addressed, in particular Jesus’ call to build the Kingdom of God.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Anselm Academic Study Bible: New American Bible, Catholic Edition.  ISBN: 9781599821245
  • New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ.  Saint Mary’s Press, 2012.  ISBN: 1599820757
  • *Students need to have a print copy of the Bible.

Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes