CCS 056 Verbum Domini Course Outline

Verbum Domini - This word is the Gospel which was preached to you. With this assertion from the First Letter of Saint Peter, which takes up the words of the Prophet Isaiah, we find ourselves before the mystery of God, who has made himself known through the gift of his word. This word, which abides for ever, entered into time. And this is the proclamation which has come down the centuries to us today. The Twelfth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, meeting in the Vatican in October of 2008, had as its theme: The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lesson One - Introduction
  • Lesson Two - The God Who Speaks
  • Lesson Three - Our Response to the God Who Speaks
  • Lesson Four - The Interpretation of Sacred Scripture in the Church
  • Lesson Five - The Word of God and the Church
  • Lesson Six - The Word of God in the Life of the Church
  • Lesson Seven - The Church's Mission
  • Lesson Eight - The Word of God and Commitment in the World
  • Lesson Nine - The Word of God and Culture
  • Lesson Ten - The Word of God and Interreligious Dialogue and Conclusion

INSTRUCTOR

Sandra Talarico

ONLINE VATICAN DOCUMENT

Verbum Domini, the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Holy Father Benedict XVI, 2010.

REFERENCES

The Holy Bible.

ASSESSMENT

Verbum Domini consists of ten lessons and ten assignments.

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.