COURSE DESCRIPTION

Theology 4: The Church
Grade 10
1 credit

“The purpose of this course is to help the students understand that in and through the Church they encounter the living Jesus Christ. They will be introduced to the fact that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by him through the Holy Spirit. The students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today. This Body has both divine and human elements. In this course, students will learn not so much about events in the life of the Church but about the sacred nature of the Church.” – USCCB’s Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework

The purpose of this course is to help the students understand that in and through the Church they encounter the living Jesus Christ most fully. They will learn how Christ established the Church on the foundation of the Apostles and animates her with the Holy Spirit. The students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today, which has both divine and human elements. In this course, students will learn about the sacred nature of the Church and highlights of the good done by the Church for civilization throughout history, and be introduced to the Church’s historical relations with non-Catholics.

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