Scripture and Justice

Course Level: Advanced

Course Summary

This is an ADVANCED level course and should not be attempted without sufficient grounding in the basics of the Catholic faith.

Catholic Social Teaching is the fruit of a rich tradition of ecumenical council documents, papal encyclicals, bishops' conference documents and more, all of which are rooted in the sacred texts of Scripture. The story of the Hebrew ("Old") Testament is, at its heart, the story of a people striving to achieve and maintain a life-giving community. The writings of the New Testament indicate an emerging Christian community's dawning understanding of Jesus' life, death and resurrection as the culmination of God's plan for the world. This course examines the biblical vision of community, ordered above all toward justice and cooperation, and the way in which both Hebrew and New Testaments provide the framework for living justly in today's world.

This course is part of the Social Justice Certificate Program.

Successful completion of this course earns 2.5 CEU's.

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