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Old Testament and Catholic Theology/Practice

This course will explore the place of the Hebrew Scriptures in both Catholic theology and practice. Old Testament texts will be read to understand the theological perspectives/claims expressed therein. Secondary sources will assist us in reading these Scriptural books in context, and with connecting the contributions of these books to the rest of the Catholic faith. Students will also come to understand the potential of the Old Testament for the spiritual growth of the believer through scholarly resources that describe the role of various readings in the liturgical life of the Church. Students will also experience something of the Old Testament’s impact on individual spirituality through the writing of a Lectio Divina journal. Students will also examine the manner in which Old Testament concepts are taken up in the New Testament. Available only through the College Credit Program.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0