The Hebrew Scriptures provide a study of Judaism and the Hebrew Scriptures in order to gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the roots of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Students read and analyze the Hebrew Scriptures and learn to relate them to their lives and Christianity.
Study of the tradition continues with an examination of the nature, content, structure, and themes of Christian Scriptures. The historical and cultural background will be examined, with a particular focus on the Christian Scriptures as a Book of Faith.
Emphasis is placed on ascertaining the background of the audience and the author to help students gain a better understanding of how to apply the message today. The course will present the essential teachings of the faith as they are defined by Sacred Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.