Certificate : The Word
Access: There are no prerequisites for these short courses. The course material is university level.
Length of Studies: Students have 24 months from the date of enrolment in which to validate the diploma.
Validation: Each of the five courses is assessed by a 5 page written assignment. The diploma is worth 15 ECTS.
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
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. To this end, the course will treat the main theological and Christological themes firstly of the Gospel. Particular attention will be given to the themes of Temple, Light, ans Life in the Book of Signs. The book of Glory will be similarly considered in the light of a comparative study with the Passion Narrative of the Synoptics.
All the Bibles, either Hebrew or Catholic or Protestant or Orthodox, agree on the first part of the Biblical Canon, that is the Pentateuch. The relationship of the Pentateuch to the rest of the Bible is unique and special since the events it tells are central to the foundation of the people of Israel.
The Creed (divided in 12 parts) I. Introduction II. I believe – we believe III. In one God, the Father Almighty IV. The Maker of Heaven and Earth V. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ VI. By the power of the Holy Spirit he was incarnate… VII. For our sake He was crucified… VIII. He rose again on the third day… IX. He ascended into heaven… X. He will come again in glory to judge… XI. I believe in the Holy Spirit… XII. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church Conclusion