This course serves two purposes: (1) “to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of the Sacred Scriptures. Through their study of the Bible they will come to encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ. In the course they will learn about the Bible, authored by God through Inspiration, and its value to people throughout the world. If they have not been taught this earlier, they will learn how to read the Bible, and will become familiar with the major sections of the Bible and the books included in each section. The students will pay particular attention to the Gospels where they may grow to know and love Jesus Christ more personally”; (Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the
Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age, p.2). and (2) “to help students understand all that God has done for us through his Son, Jesus Christ. Through this course of study, students will learn that for all eternity, God has planned for us to share eternal happiness with him, which is accomplished through the redemption Christ won for us. Students will learn that they share in this redemption only in and through Jesus Christ. They will also be introduced to what it means to be a disciple of Christ and what life as a disciple entails.” (Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age, p.11). Corresponds to USCCB Curriculum Framework Core Courses I (“The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture”) & III (“The Mission of Jesus Christ”), and Elective Option A (“Sacred Scripture”).