Sample Three Courses

Thinking about pursuing a master’s degree in theology, either online or in Denver? We invite you to take a look at the syllabi and short video segments from three of our courses.

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Scripture 501: Salvation History
This course helps students to understand the unity of God’s plan of salvation from Creation to the Second Coming. By a thorough overview of the Old and New Testaments, this course introduces Catholic exegetical approaches and theological interpretation, aiding students in reading Scripture as the word of God. With a special focus on the themes of covenant and mission, the course illustrates how Jesus fulfills God’s promises and how he invites his followers to share in his work of evangelization.

Professor Mark Giszczak, S.S.L., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture and the author of Light on the Dark Passages of Scripture (Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, 2015).

As he begins his treatment of the New Testament, Professor Giszczak offers a helpful summary view of the whole course and then situates St. Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus against the divine plan as it unfolded in the preceding covenants.
Theology 501: The Creed
This course offers a synthetic summary of the Christian Creed, with particular reference to its effective presentation in catechesis. It follows the outline of the Catechism of the Catholic Church while making reference to the biblical, liturgical, and magisterial foundations of the doctrines and how they are manifested in the life of the Church.

Professor Elizabeth Klein, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Theology and author of Augustine’s Theology of Angels (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and God: What Every Catholic Should Know (Ignatius Press; Augustine Institute, 2019)

In this segment, Professor Klein discusses the symbolism on an early-Christian sarcophagus and the wedding feast at Cana (John 2: 1-12) as showing us how the Paschal Mystery – the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ – recapitulates the story of mankind and God’s plan for salvation.
Theology 511: Discipleship and the Christian Life
This course investigates the history of discipleship, looking to Scripture and the Church’s history, to explore the foundations of a discipleship model as a cornerstone to effective evangelization and formation. There will be a treatment of the process of conversion and the disciplines of the Christian life along with a discussion of the qualities exhibited by a mature follower of Christ. 

Professor Benjamin Akers, S.T.D. is Associate Professor of Theology and Executive Director of the platform.

At this point of the course, Professor Akers is exploring what it means to be converted in mind. His reflection in this segment on what it means to put on the mind of Christ shares a beautiful summary teaching on that point by St. Thomas Aquinas.

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