Purpose: To know and love God through studying the Scriptures. To get an overview and flow of the salvation history as a continued story of God’s friendship with people. Connecting and contrasting Bible history to the world events, main philosophical and religious ideas.
The Bible (NAB or RSV) – we will read the whole Old Testament throughout the school year. Every student needs to own a Bible for this class, no sharing with siblings. Reading order: Gen, Ex, Lev, Num, Deut, Job, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1&2 Sam, 1 Kings 1-11, 1 Chron, 2 Chron 1-9, Psalms, Prov, Eccl, Wisdom, rest of 1 Kings and 2 Kings, rest of 2 Chron, Tobit, Is, Jer, Hos, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habbakuk, Zeph, Judith, Lam, Ez, Dan, Ezra, Neh, Esther, Haggai, Zech, Mal, Sir, 1 & 2 Macc ( The idea for books in red is not clear yet; in Prophets we might read only parts which have clear references to the biblical events).
A Catechism of the Bible (online text)– this will be used as an apologetical twist on Bible’s canon, Bible’s interpretation and memory work
Tabernacle Model – one per family
Short studies on corresponding art and music. Only the greatest examples.
Possibly: Liturgy of the Hours in connection with the Book of Psalms, Canticles and Songs – ongoing and continuing study connected with Lectio Divina. I don’t now yet what kind of study we will have for the Books of Wisdom and the Prophets. Bible movies nights. Watching documentaries and apologetical debates.
Once a week 1,5h on Mondays at 3pm – 4:30 pm.
Assignments: weekly readings from the Bible, Catechism and textbooks; workbook assignments; memory work; Study Questions (facts) and Practical Exercises (thinking questions that may be presented in front of the class as written papers, presentations or orally)
Cost: donations, but not forced or required; can be sporadic or after the class is done with, based on the success of your student and his/her satisfaction.
Age: 7th grade and up (13yo and up)
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