Advanced Ministry Studies
THEOLOGY, SCRIPTURE, & SACRAMENT THEOLOGY YEAR
COURSE: Christian Scripture - New Testament
This course provides the historical context of the New Testament. Intro to the Gospel, the synoptic Problem, and the relationship of John with the Synoptics. Key events in the life of Christ. The earlty Church in Acts of the Apostles, major themes of the Pauline literature and and overwiew of theological and pastoral thenes inthe Catholic letters.
Course Learning Objectives:
- To understand the nature of divine revelation, its development, and authoritative sources for its study
- To be able to articulate the core content and interrelationship of the Gospels: their message, themes, and the mysteries of Christ’s life.
- To be able to articulate the core content and select themes of Acts, the Pauline corpus, and other New Testament texts
- To be able to apply both ancient and modern exegetical methods to the study of Scripture
- To grasp the scriptural basis behind key Catholic doctrines, worship practices, and morality
- To be able to appraise and respond to critiques of the Gospels as levied by skeptics and believers struggling with their faith.
- To discover and learn how to help others discover not only the meaning of biblical texts within their original context, but also their application in the lives of believers today
Date: Saturday December 10, 2022
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Breaks and Lunch time included)
Format: Zoom Live Class
Professor: Dr. Matthew Ramage
Dr. Matthew Ramage is Professor of Theology at Benedictine College where he is co-director of its Center for Integral Ecology. He is also Adjunct Professor and Concentration Chair of Sacred Scripture for the Holy Apostles College and Seminary graduate program. In addition to his other scholarly and outreach endeavors, he is author, contributing author, or translator of over fifteen books, including Dark Passages of the Bible: Engaging Scripture with Benedict XVI and Thomas Aquinas (CUA Press, 2013), Jesus, Interpreted: Benedict XVI, Bart Ehrman, and the Historical Truth of the Gospels (CUA Press, 2017), The Experiment of Faith: Pope Benedict XVI on Living the Theological Virtues in a Secular Age (CUA Press, 2020), and Christ’s Church and World Religions (Sophia Institute Press, 2020). His latest book, From the Dust of the Earth: Benedict XVI, the Bible, and the Theory of Evolution, was published by CUA Press in 2022. He lives in Atchison, Kansas with his wife, Jen, and their six children (with one on the way due in April). For more on Dr. Ramage’s work and his CV, visit his website www.matthewramage.com.
- Please register as soon as posible as this course requires pre-reading material.
- This class is eligible for ongoing formation. Those not registered in the Advanced Ministry Studies but would like to take the class as ongoing formation please use discount code: AMS-Bi105 for a 50% discount.