Newman Theological College
CCS 023 The Acts of the Apostles Course Outline

This course will lead participants through a penetrating study of Acts and New Testament Writings, using the biblical text itself and the Church’s own guidelines for understanding the Bible.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS:

Week One:

  • Introduction
  • The Risen Christ and the Restoration of Israel in Jerusalem

Week Two:

  • Life in the Christian Community
  • The Mission in Judea and Samaria

Week Three:

  • The Inauguration of the Gentile Mission
  • Peter explains God’s Actions to the Jerusalem Authorities

Week Four:

  • Paul and Barnabas, from Antioch to Antioch
  • The Mission of Paul to the Ends of the Earth

Week Five

  • Paul in Ephesus: The Way of the Lord versus Magic and Idolatry
  • The Investigation Continues: Paul before the Sanhedrin

INSTRUCTOR:

Sandra Talarico

TEXTBOOK:

Hamm, Dennis. The Acts of the Apostles. New Collegeville Bible Commentary. Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota, 2005.

REFERENCES:

The Holy Bible.

ASSESSMENT:

Acts and New Testament Writings 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.
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