Access: There are no prerequisites for these short courses. The course material is university level.
Length of Studies: 12 months
Validation: Each of the five courses is assessed by a 5 page written assignment.
Certificate: The Word
Do you wish to explore your Catholic Faith further? Perhaps you want to build on your basic catechism knowledge or understand a little better the words “recited” at Mass? Perhaps you are looking to rekindle or redirect you love of scripture?
This certificate offers an initiation to theology through a focus on the person on Jesus. Through reference to the scriptures this certificate places the coming of Jesus in is historical context and gives meaning to the quote from scripture: “the Word made flesh”. Its summit could be said to be in the Gospel of John, which shows why Christians believe the coming of Jesus is “Good News”.
This is an excellent choice for anyone interested in engaging in a systematic study of the Faith without the full time demands of the BA course.
- Introduction to the Pentateuch
- Christology part 1
- The Gospel of St John
- Introduction to St Paul
- The Creed
List of Courses
The principal aim of the course will be to furnish an appreciation of Johannine literature as Good News, with particular reference to the theological perspective of the author. The course will further aim at providing a basic familiarity with, and a critical assessment of, contemporary critical thinking on the Johannine writings, particularly the Gospel of John.