The Catholic Institute


Scripture courses

The new course names are in bold with the old names beneath
 
SC501 UNDERSTANDING THE OLD TESTAMENT
SC101   INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT
Level 5, 10 Credits                             
Written over a long period of time, the Old Testament describes God’s relationship with the Hebrew people. Who were these people?  What was this relationship about? When did it happen? This course will introduce participants to the key events, dates, places and people of the Old Testament.
 
SC502 INTERPRETING THE NEW TESTAMENT
SC102 INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT
Level 5, 10 Credits                             
The New Testament was written by a number of people in the light of faith in the Resurrection using a variety of literary forms.  This course is designed to familiarise participants with the content and world of the New Testament.
 
SC601 GOSPEL OF MARK
SC201 GOSPEL OF MARK
Level 6, 15 Credits
This course examines Mark’s story of Jesus, the social, the cultural and historical background of the Gospel and its distinctive themes and theology.
 
SC602 GOSPEL OF MATTHEW
SC202 GOSPEL OF MATTHEW
Level 6, 15 Credits
Matthew’s Gospel was written for a community desperately needing a sense of identity with the past and direction for facing an uncertain future. This course will examine the content and structure of the Gospel in the light of this understanding.
 
SC603   LUKE/ACTS
SC203   LUKE/ACTS                         
Level 6, 15 Credits                             
The Gospel of Luke is the longest of the Gospels and was originally joined to Acts, blending together the story of Jesus and that of the early Church.  In this course students will consider the background, content, major features, themes and characters of these two books.
 

SC604  GOSPEL OF JOHN   
SC204  GOSPEL OF JOHN              
Level 6, 15 Credits                             
The Gospel of John shows us Jesus as the Word of God made flesh who has come into the world to continue the work of God. In this course students will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the background, significant stylistic features, theology, major characters and themes of this Gospel.
 

SC606 THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS
SC206/RE200 THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS
Level 6, 15 Credits                            
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke are known as the “synoptic” Gospels. This course will present an overview of the three Gospels to show how each evangelist presents the same Christ in a different, but not contradictory, manner from the others and how the differences in presentation can deepen our own faith in Christ.

SC608 WOMEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
SC208 WOMEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
Level 6, 15 Credits                             
The New Testament shows clearly that women led the way in faith and discipleship. By examining the texts of the New Testament, participants will be introduced to characters who may have been overlooked in traditional presentations.
 
SC609 APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE
SC209/RE200 APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE
Level 6, 15 Credits                             
This course examines Apocalyptic Literature with special reference to the Old Testament Book of Daniel and the New Testament Book of Revelation. These two books coloured the thinking and imagination of various Christian groups and will be studied in relation to non-biblical scriptures written in the same style. It will also examine the Old Testament prophets from whom the apocalyptic writers drew much of their inspiration and the historical background against which the books were written. Participants can then evaluate the prophetic significance of Daniel and the Revelation and determine the enduring spiritual value of the books.
 
SC610 THE PENTATEUCH 
SC210 THE PENTATEUCH
Level 6, 15 Credits
The Pentateuch, the “Five Books of Moses” (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) is also known as the “Torah” or “Law”. It is of primary importance in the Jewish canon of Scripture. This course presents an overall view of the books, their content, structure and origin.
  
SC612 THE LETTERS OF PAUL
Level 6, 15 Credits
This course will examine the historical circumstances that gave rise to ‘the Pauline corpus’ and explore the use of Paul’s writings in contemporary liturgical settings as they speak to the Church of today.

SC613 THE PROPHETS
SC213 THE PROPHETS
Level 6, 15 Credits                             
The Prophets were prominent at pivotal points in biblical history. The course examines the times in which they lived and the themes of their preaching as well as our own baptismal call to be prophets today.
 
SC635  BIBLICAL THEMES AND MODELS FOR LEADERSHIP
SC335  BIBLICAL THEMES AND MODELS FOR LEADERSHIP
Level 6, 15 Credits                            
Building upon the introductory Scripture courses, this course will explore several significant biblical themes relevant to leadership such as: call, covenant, reign of God and community. It will also consider the person of Jesus and various other biblical men and women from a leadership perspective.