Theology is the ‘Queen of the Sciences’. It perfects and completes knowledge in all other subjects.
Term One – Pauline Theology
Theology exists within historical frame works and addresses real issues in the world. This unit will explore the historical and theological significance of the letters of Saint Paul. Through this, a starting point will be provided for understanding Theology from the point of view of one of the Church’s greatest theologians. Having completed this unit, students will have:
- A knowledge of the historical journey of St. Paul and his companions
- An understanding of the theological and cultural world of the early church
- Understand the Theology of St. Paul and recognize its enduring significance in response to his context
Term Two – Early church fathers
The early church fathers are those theologians who, in the first four centuries of the church, contributed largely to defining the core tenants of the Christian faith. In second term students will study the works of these theologians, focusing primarily on the writings of Augustine, Jerome, Ambrose, Basil, Athanasius & John Chrysostom. This unit will provide students with a rich knowledge of the Christian heritage, and a comprehensive understanding the development of Christian thought.
Term Three – Bible timeline
The Bible timeline unit provides an overview of salvation history, studying closely the fourteen narrative books of the Bible, tracing the major people, places, events, & themes of salvation history. Students will learn about the six covenants God made with humanity, and their significance.
Term Four – Moral theology
Moral theology is the study of God from a perspective of how man ought to live. It is distinct from dogmatic theology, which deals with the teachings of the Church doctrine. Moral theology examines such topics as freedom, conscience, love, responsibility, and law. Moral theology seeks to set forth general principles to help individuals make the right decisions and deal with the details of everyday living in a way that is in accordance with the Faith.