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2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog
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TH 100 - Introduction to the Judeo-Christian Tradition

An introduction to the history, contents, and lived-experiences of the Christian faith. This course does not contribute towards the Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies but may be taken as a general elective. This course previously was listed as TH 105. Students who took TH 105 should not take this course.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units
Interactivity: Discussion Board


Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Give evidence of having reflected deeply upon the sources, doctrines, and teaching of Christian faith by:
    •  Defining key Christian concepts and their development.
    •  Describing key events and persons in Christian history.
    •  Offering an explanation for some pivotal historical decisions in Christian history.
  • Give evidence of having understood the faith expressions of some other contemporary and historical Christians by:
    • Discussing the contents of select original texts with other students and the instructor.
    • Discerning elements of Christian faith within the life experiences of select men and women.
    • Describing a synthetic understanding of their faith in comparison to the faith as described in scripture and theology.
  • Offer an articulate and well-reasoned rationale for ones own faith or for ones own beliefs and attitudes with respect to the faith of those people who have been surveyed in the course by:
    • Completing a summative essay incorporating, by reference, the doctrinal, historical, objective, and subjective elements of the course.
    • Incorporating a strongly personal statement of faith and values in comparison (building upon, disagreeing with, adding on to, subtracting from) to the doctrinal, historical, objective, and subjective elements of the course.

Credits: 3

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