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2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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TH 100 - Introduction to the Judeo-Christian Tradition


This course examines Judaism and Christianity from historical, theological, and scriptural perspectives.   The course offers a rich opportunity for a personal and academic reflection on theological concepts and their development through the terrain of key events and prominent persons. Students will reflect on a selection of original texts and offer a personal statement of faith and values in an articulate and well-reasoned summative essay in which they incorporate doctrinal, historical, objective, and subjective elements of the course. 

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 12 Lessons
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

Offered: December, 2019 and June, 2020



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