For those of you who have home school high school students or who know of any, I will be teaching an online course for Homeschool Connections next spring on Sacred Scripture.
Here is a description of the course:
Tuesday, January 12, 2016-Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Meets 10:00 AM-11:00 AM EST
Level: High School Level
According to St. Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin for the Roman Church, ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. This course will introduce the student to the careful study of the Bible in light of language, common themes, culture and history. The goal is to gain greater understanding of the Catholic faith and to gain greater spiritual insight so that the student can have a deeper relationship with Christ in the Church.
The first part of the course will begin at a look at what Scripture is. Then it will look at the distinction and relationship between studying and praying with the Scriptures.
The second part will discuss how to interpret the Old Testament, with an emphasis on the type of writing (genres), vocabulary, geography, culture and biblical history
The third part will discuss how to interpret the New Testament, with an emphasis on the type of writing (genres), vocabulary, geography, culture and biblical history
The fourth part will feature the student’s presentations on passages from the Bible they have chosen
Homework: Weekly online quiz. Weekly assignments analyzing passages of their choice. A final paper and presentation explaining their passage.
Here is a link to the registration page