Weekly outline

  • General

  • Welcome to Paschal Mystery: 1st Semester

    • Week 1

      Welcome back. Introductions. Class Information Notes How to create your Notebook. What is Theology? What is Paschal Mystery? What is Ecclesiology?

    • Week 1 Aug 16-18 In The Beginning


      The Story: Big Picture of Scripture

      Creation Accounts and Creationism

      Attributes of God

      Human Beings Icon of Trinitarian God

      Eden -Original Happiness.

      Definitions: Biblical interpretation, Divine Inspiration, Fundamentalism, Hyper-Rationalism, Contextualism, Imago Dei, True Freedom. Holiness, Pure Love, Complimentarity, Trinitarian Communion, Original holiness, Original justice, Seen and Unseen Creation.The Plan

      Orange Book Assignments: Read pgs 11-24, Review Q's 1-7 pg 24.

    • Week 2-3, Aug 17-28 Catastrophic Fall


      The Fall of the Angels-The Reality of Satan

      Pride &Envy

      Genesis 3: Original Sin and Religious Truth

      Catastrophy of the Fall: God, Self, Others, Nature

      The Hole and Innate Desire

      The Sin Disease

      The 'Sinbiote'

      Gen 4: Sin as Predator


      Original Sin, The Fall, Satan, Angels, Free Will, Pride, Envy, Concupiscence, The Spread of Sin, The sin-cycle, Fratricide, Tower of Babel.

      Orange Book:

      Read pg 25-39, Reviews 1-6, pg 35

    • Week 4-5, Aug 31-Sept 11 Sacrifices and Covenants


      Sacrifices and Oaths

      The Role of Blood in religion

      The Old Testament Covenants/Israel as Bride

      The Passover Lamb

      God Keeps His Promises

      Humans Don't

      Messianic Hope

      Definitions: The Exile, Paschal Mystery, Polytheism, Monotheism, Infidelity, Circumcision, the Passover, Haggadah, Anamnesis and Memorial, Levites, High Priest, Theophany, Patriarchs, The Ark of the Covenant, The Tabernacle, The Day of Atonement, Covenant, Blood of the Covenant. Sacrificial offerings, Messiah, Hope.

      Orange Book: pg 41-55 Reviews pg 55 1-7.

    • Week 6, Sept 14-25 Let it Be Done


      Messianic Expectation/Fulfillment: Prophecy and Typology

      Mary The New Ark, New Eve, New Esther

      Mary: The Immaculate Conception,Theotokos, Perpetual Virgin, and Assumption

      Definitions: Theotokos, Immaculate Conception, Annunciation, Foreshadowed, Christological, Acronymn, YAHWEH, Incarnation, Expiation, Jesus, Christ, Son of God, Savior, ICHTHYS, Lord

      Orange Book: Read pgs 57-71, Reviews 1-7 pg 71.

    • Week 7: Sept 28-Oct 2 The Redemptive Life of Jesus


      The Eternal Word: Jn 1 Prologue

      The Life of Jesus: A Rosary Approach

      The Joyful and Luminous Mysteries

      Jesus as Model of True Masculinity

      Healer, Teacher and Wonder Worker

      Jesus as Victor over the Devil (Prelude)

      Jesus the Divine Son of God

      Definitions; Joyful Mysteries, Luminous Mysteries, Kingdom of God, Redemption, Poverty of Heart, Excorcisms

      Orange Book: Read 72-93, Reviews 1-9 pg 93.

    • Weeks 8-9, Oct 5-Oct 9 The Passion of Christ


      The Last Supper: The New Passover Lamb, The New Moses

      The Garden:The New Adam Accepts the Will of the Father

      The Cross: Paradoxical Triumph

      The Paschal Lamb is Slain: Sacrificial Love

      Crucifixion: The Tree of New Life

      The Woman: Stabbat Mater

      The Paschal Mystery Transcends Time:Liturgy-Eucharist

      Holy Thursday and Good Friday: family traditions

      Who Killed Jesus? Why?

      Definitions: Passion, Chief Priest, Sanhedrin, Pontius Pilate, Blasphemy, Procurator, Scourging, flagrum, universal culpability, anti-semitism, atonement, expiation, satisfaction, redemption

      Orange Book: Read pgs 95-109, Reviews pg 110, 1-6. Read pgs 210-215, Reviews pg 224, 1-6

    • Weeks 10 and 11, Oct 12-23 Resurrection and Ascension


      The Bodily Resurrection of Jesus:  Historical Event

      The Meaning of the Resurrection: A Mystery of Faith

      Ascension in Acts:  Historical Event

      Ascension in Hebrews: Jesus the High Priest and the ultimate Day of Atonement

      Ascension in Revelation: Seated at the right hand of the Father

      One True Mediator

      Definitions: resurrection, rescucitation, gnosticism, exegesis, righteous, ascension, symmetry, paradox, the veil, the throne, Easter Vigil, RCIA

      Orange Book : Read 111-130, reviews pg 130 1-8, Read 219-223, Rev. pg 224, 7-8