Welcome to Paschal Mystery: 1st Semester
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
Genesis 3: Original Sin and Religious Truth
Catastrophy of the Fall: God, Self, Others, Nature
The Hole and Innate Desire
The Sin Disease
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.
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
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