Catechetical cALENDAR

CPM Introduction to New Testament, 9/30 - 10/28, St. Luke, Irving

Saturday, June 15, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


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Instructor: Jim McGill

This course is intended to help students become familiar with the chronology, geography, and the historical-critical environment of New Testament Christianity. Students will come to understand the Christian message as it is presented in the synoptic gospels, the Pauline letters, and the Johannine literature, by examining the history of the formation of these books and identifying their central themes through close readings of selected passages. Consideration will be given to the theological viewpoints and literary forms found in these books.


By the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Recall the chronology, geography, and historical-social environment of New Testament Christianity.
  2. Identify the different emphases of the Christian message through an investigation of the community situation, structure, themes, and theology of each of the four gospels.
  3. Explain the images used by Paul to convey his understanding of the person and saving work of Jesus Christ.
  4. Recognize the purpose and content presented by the Book of Revelation through an investigation of its structure, themes, and theology.