St. Thomas Aquinas
Philosophy of Theology Department:
The Theology Department seeks
to provide all Beckman students with a spiritual environment formed
through faithful instruction ordered to growth in the Catholic Faith
emphasizing development of the intellectual tools necessary to live this
Faith in today's world.
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Courses Available For Theology:
First Semester: Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture
will demonstrate a familiarity with the Roman Catholic understanding of
the inspiration, formation and interpretation of the Scriptures.
Second Semester: Who is Jesus?
will demonstrate familiarity with the nature of faith, the person of
Jesus Christ, and the implications of our relationship with him.
First Semester: Mission of Jesus Christ
will demonstrate knowledge God's saving plan accomplished in Jesus
Christ and how being a disciple of Jesus Christ allows us to share in
Second Semester: Sacraments
will demonstrate an understanding of each of the seven sacraments and
Sacramental Economy, through which the Church deploys these Sacraments
for the sanctification of Catholics.
First Semester: The Mission of Jesus Christ Continues in His Church
SUMMARY: Students will know the
origin and nature of the Church. They will understand the Church as the
People of God and the Body of Christ. They will know how Christ
continues to live and act in His Church.
Second Semester: Vocations
will know Catholic teaching regarding: the vocation of humanity and the
four traditional vocations endorsed by the Church as means to achieve
First Semester: Moral Theology
Students will possess knowledge of the moral teachings of the Roman
Catholic Church through an exposition of the Decalogue and will be
capable of using those teachings as the bases for decision.
Second Semester: Apologetics
will come to possess the knowledge, confidence and skills to maintain
and explain their Catholic faith in deffering environments of differing
degrees of hostility or indifference.
Intro to Religions
SUMMARY: This course is a
topical introduction to the study of religion, exploring the human
search for the holy and the ultimate. Through descriptions and analysis
of the dimensions of religious expression common to all religious
traditions, students develop an understanding of the phenomena of
religion using examples from different religious tradtions as well as
from literature and philosophy.
SUMMARY: In order to continue and improve upon
Beckman's solid Catholic identity, and to more thoroughly address the
Bishop's Curriculum Framework, high school theology classes will begin
meeting everyday. This will start with the ninth grade in Fall of 2015.
Theology Department Members:
Mr. Jerry McGrane (Head of Dept.)
Mrs. Beth Derr
Mr. Tony Digmann