Mar 05, 2024  
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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TH 210 - Fundamental Doctrines and their Development

Students will examine the relationships among faith, reason, and revelation in the development of several key theological doctrines. They will study significant thinkers, historical documents, controversies, events, and historical periods.

Assignment Overview
  • Assignments: 5 Units
  • Interactivity: Discussion Participation

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

  • Explain the relationship between faith and reason.
  • Explain the relationship between faith and theology.
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the importance of revelation as God’s self-communication to the world.
  • Recognize the difference between the traditional Christian thinking about God and the modern confusions that lead to agnosticism and atheism.
  • Describe why grace and freedom are both essential elements of the Catholic faith.
  • List the reasons why the interpretation of the Bible within the Church is neither fundamentalism nor rationalism.
  • Describe the inseparability of the message of Jesus and his identity as the Word of God.
  • Name the key historical moments in the development of the doctrines of the Incarnation and the Trinity.
  • List the reasons why the Church and her sacraments are an essential dimension of God’s saving action in the world.

Credits: 3

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