Newman Theological College
CCS 019 Nicene Creed Course Outline
The Nicene Creed is the profession of faith that summaries what Catholics believe. A creed (Latin, credo) is the summary of beliefs shared by a religious community. Two creeds summarize the faith of Catholic Christians: the Nicene Creed and the Apostles' Creed. For us Catholics, the Nicene Creed is said after the homily by the people assembled at Sunday Mass throughout the Universal Church.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS:

Week 1: Setting the Scene for the Nicene Creed

  • Introduction to the Nicene Creed
  • Understanding God the Father

Week 2: The Creed: God the Son

  • Understanding Who Jesus Is
  • Understanding What Jesus Does

Week 3: The Creed: God the Holy Spirit and the Church

  • Understanding the Holy Spirit
  • Studying the Four Marks of the Church

Week 4: The Creed: Primacy of Baptism

  • Understanding the Importance of Baptism

Week 5: The Creed: From Here to Eternity

  • Understanding Life Ever After

INSTRUCTOR:

Sandra Talarico


REFERENCES:

Online Materials and Videos

ASSESSMENT:

The Nicene Creed consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade.

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.
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