CCS 040 Theology of God Course Outline

Theology of God will provide participants with the truth that lies at the very heart of the Christian faith: God, who is Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. By exploring sacred scripture and the apostolic traditions, God helps us to appreciate how the challenges that the church faced during her earliest centuries helped her to deepen her understanding of how the Father reveals himself to us, and offers us the free gift of salvation, in Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, calling us to share forever the eternal life of the Blessed Trinity.

Course Structure and Highlights

Lesson 1: Introduction: Supreme Simplicity

Lesson 2: More Than Words

Lesson 3: Meet the Trinity

Lesson 4: Rereading the Old Testament

Lesson 5: God a la Modes

Lesson 6: True God from True God

Lesson 7: Why Not Three Gods?

Lesson 8: Three What? - Part One

Lesson 9: Three What? - Part Two

Lesson 10: Conclusion: How to be an Ecumenist

Textbooks

Bullivant, Stephen. The Trinity: How Not To Be A Heretic. Paulist Press, 2015.

References

Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The Holy Bible.

Assessment

Theology of God 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.