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Monday, July 26, 2010

High School Theology: Introduction to the Old Testament

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Class dates: Fridays, October 22 to December 17, 2010
Total classes: 8
Starting time: 10 am Eastern (9:00 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $160 for the entire 8-week course.
Instructor: Robert Gotcher, Ph.D.
Prerequisite: none
Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th
High school credit: 2/3 semester
Course description: The Old Testament is the record of God’s initial interaction with His Creation and the human race and His preparation the People of God for the coming of the Messiah. This course will focus on the historical development of Israel from the patriarchs to the Maccabees. We will emphasize methods for reading a passage so as to more fully grasp God’s message for us.
Course outline:
Class 1: The Old Testament overview
Class 2: Creation, fall, promise
Class 3: Abraham and the Patriarchs
Class 4: Moses, the Exodus, occupation of Canaan
Class 5: Judges, Kings, David and Solomon
Class 6: The two kingdoms, Exile
Class 7: Restoration, anticipation of the Messiah
Class 8: Christ in the Old Testament
Homework: Online readings from Bible. There will be a short on-line quiz after each class period based on reading and class material. Final exam.
Course materials: A Catholic Bible.

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