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Catholic Studies Core Class 1-Search for Happiness

Catholic Studies Core Class 1-Search for Happiness

Catholic Studies Class 101: Search for Happiness

Weekly Readings and Links to Recorded Classes

Week 1:  Introduction: Posing the Human Dilemma

                            PART I: THE GREAT HUMAN DRAMA

 

Week 2:  Sacred Scripture (I): Creation and Fall

 

Week 3:  Sacred Scripture (II):  Redemption

Week 4 (Sept 23):  Sacred Scripture (III): The Mystery of the Church

            PART II:  TOWARDS A CHRISTIAN ANTHROPOLOGY

 

Week 5  (Sept 30):  The Task of Self-Knowledge

  •  Scripture:           
    • Psalm 1; Jeremiah 17:5-10; Matthew 7:3-5
    • Romans 6: 12-14; 12: 1-2; Ephesians 4: 17-24                                                     

Week 6  (Oct 7):  The Virtues (I)

  •  Scripture:             
    •  Wisdom of Solomon, Chapters 7  & 8                                    

Week 7  (Oct 14):  The Virtues (II)

  • Scripture:             
    • 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Philippians 4:8-9; Rev 21:7-8

  

Week 8  (Oct 21):  Sin as Unhappiness

  • Scripture:             
    • Romans 7:14-25; Galatians 5: 16-24