Religion Course Descriptions

Religion Department

Religion I (Introduction to the Bible) (Grade 9)

Old Testament

This course introduces the student to the roots of our Christian faith as they are found in the Hebrew Scriptures. The Old Testament tells the story of Jesus Christ’s people and the religious traditions he loved and practiced.  This course reminds the student our adventures with God are mirrored in the story of ancient Israel.  This course presents Hebrew Scriptures as inspired revelation and as a source for finding the presence of God.

Prerequisite: None                                                                  Semester course – 0.5 credit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

New Testament

This course takes an in-depth look at how the books of the New Testament were written, for whom they were written, the message for the people of the time, and how the message is relevant to our lives today.  Emphasis will be placed on the fact the New Testament is not a separate book from the Old Testament, but a compliment to and the fulfillment of the Old Testament.

Prerequisite: None                                                                  Semester course – 0.5 credit