Elizabeth Klein, Ph.D.
Despite its ambitious title, this course has a specific focus: In it you will find a starting point for understanding what Christians mean when they say “God,” and to whom they are referring when they use this name.
  • God's Existence
  • God Exists
  • The Trinity & the Bible
  • The Trinity & Reason
  • The Central Mystery

Jesus and the Gospels

Tim Gray, Ph.D.
This course will show how the gospels reveal the person of Jesus Christ and his mission, and provide principles for reading the gospels more deeply.
  • Mattthew
  • Mark
  • Luke
  • John

The Letters of St. Paul

Michael Barber, Ph.D.
This course will introduce the theology of St. Paul and discuss many of the most important themes found in his letters – salvation, Jesus’ fulfillment of the covenant, and the Church as the body of Christ.
  • Introduction to Paul
  • Jesus as Messiah and LORD
  • Christ and the Hope of the Prophets
  • Grace, the Cross, and the New Life in Christ
  • Justification
  • Divine Sonship and Salvation by Faith
  • The Mystery of the Church
  • The Lord’s Supper and the New Creation

Our Life in Christ

Scott Hefelfinger, S.T.L., Ph.D
This course will explore the Catholic understanding of living the good life in Christ and the principles that should govern our moral decision-making.

    The Manger and the Cross

    Elizabeth Klein, Ph.D
    This course covers the Church’s teaching about Christ, why God became man in the person of Jesus and how his death on the cross saves us.
    • The Mystery of the Incarnation
    • Why did God Become Man?
    • Why did God Live as a Man?
    • Why did God Die?
    • Why did God Die on a Cross?
    • Meditating on the Life of Christ

    The Story of the Old Testament

    Mark Giszczak, S.S.L., Ph.D.
    This course provides an overview of the story of salvation in the Old Testament, and equips students to read the Old Testament on their own.
    • What is the Bible (God Speaks to Us)
    • The Story Begins
    • The Rescue Plan
    • Five Covenants
    • Two Exiles
    • Three Temples

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    Our curriculum is thoughtfully designed to guide you through a comprehensive and unified foundation in Catholic theology. The core theology certificate involves nine short courses, with the option for further specialization coming in 2021. New courses are added every month!

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