Theology 101: Salvation History I

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Theology 101: Salvation History I introduces students to the story of Salvation History through the most primary source text available to us, the Bible. Deep truths are not yet the goal of this course, but merely getting the student to begin to see the large-scale form and structure of the story of Salvation History.


Following the teaching of the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation Dei Verbum of the Second Vatican Council, the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains that Scripture stands at the heart of both theology (the contemplative study of divine things) and catechesis (the handing on of the content of the Faith). Since theology begins with knowledge of the saving deeds of God in Jesus Christ, who is Lord of history from the creation of the world to its consummation, the first and fundamental year of theology at Wyoming Catholic College familiarizes students firsthand with the history of salvation as God tells it to us in the words He Himself inspired. The first semester focuses on the Old Testament (and old covenant) as background to and promise of the New.

Multiple classes of intense dialogue and discussion about marriage and the family are now included and may be sprung into the schedule at random and unexpected times.

Course Materials

  • The Bible (Old Testament)
  • St. Vincent of Lerins, Commonitory for the Antiquity and Universality of the Catholic Faith
  • St. Augustine, On Christian Doctrine
  • St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae
  • Vatican I, Dei Filius
  • Vatican II, Dei Verbum
  • Romano Guardini, Sacred Signs

Usually Taught By

See Also: Theology 102: Salvation History II