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2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
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TH 105 - Exploring Christian Theology and Faith

An introduction to the history, contents, and lived-experiences of Christian faith.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Paper

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 one’s own faith or for one’s 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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