Newman Theological College
CCS 062 The Parables of Mercy Course Outline
The Parables of Mercy provides us with an invitation to see them in a new way, recognizing ourselves in the stories. Through personal reflection we see that mercy is a powerful force that overcomes all, and fills our hearts with God's unbridled pardon and fierce love for us.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS:

Lesson 1: Chapter One: Introduction
Lesson 2: Chapter Two: Whoever Is Forgive More Loves More
Lesson 3: Chapter Three: Compassion for a Stranger
Lesson 4: Chapter Four: Finding the Lost Sheep and Lost Coin
Lesson 5: Chapter Five: Extreme Compassion
Lesson 6: Chapter Six: The Opposite of Mercy
Lesson 7: Chapter Seven: How Do We Change God's Mind?
Lesson 8: Chapter Seven: Persevering in Faith
Lesson 9: Chapter Eight: Who Is Justified by God?
Lesson 10: Conclusion: The Gospel and Mercy in the Parables

INSTRUCTOR:

Sandra Talarico

TEXTBOOK:

The Parables of Mercy. Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 2015.

REFERENCES:

The Holy Bible.

ASSESSMENT:

The Parables of Mercy 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.
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