CCS-053 The Gospel According to Mark Course Outline

The Gospel According to Mark - The absence of stories of Jesus' birth and infancy, a minimum of Jesus' parables and a resurrection scene without sight or sounds of the risen Jesus have tempted readers to shortchange Mark's Gospel. Thanks to the insightful analysis and inspiring reflections of Marie Noonan Sabin, anyone studying this premier Gospel with her guidance will recognize the genius of the original author.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction 
  • Lesson 2: The Beginning
  • Lesson 3: Jesus' Challenge of Conventional Wisdom
  • Lesson 4: The Transforming Effect of Jesus
  • Lesson 5: Jesus Redefining of the "Unclean"
  • Lesson 6: Transfiguration - New Perceptions
  • Lesson 7: Jesus and the Temple Authorities
  • Lesson 8: The Passion Narrative
  • Lesson 9: The Passion Narrative
  • Lesson 10: A New Beginning

INSTRUCTOR: 

Sandra Talarico

TEXTBOOK: 

Sabin, Marie Noonan. The Gospel According to Mark. Liturgical Press, 2005.

REFERENCES:

Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Online Resources.
The Holy Bible.

ASSESSMENT:

The Gospel According to Mark consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, as well as weekly discussions; with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade. Completion of the entire course is determined by either a pass or fail.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.