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.