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Theology 10 (Period 8)

Mr. W. Timothy Homan

Course Description


Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church

(Church History)

Mr. W. Timothy Homan   (   516-922-4888  ext. 6540

First Half Year Course

As Christians it is important to know why the Church was created so that we may be able to

carry out the Church’s purpose in today’s society. We may only gain by understanding what it

took to establish Christianity and how it has sustained through persecutions through all of these

years. By gaining understanding of the meaning of the Church and its purpose in this world, the

students will be able to relate to scripture and their always growing faith.

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to help the students understand that in and through the Church they

encounter the living Jesus Christ. They will be introduced to the fact that the Church was

founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by Him through the Holy Spirit. The

students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today. This Body has

both divine and human elements. In this course, students will learn not so much about events in

the life of the Church but about the sacred nature of the Church.

Essential Outcomes (Overall Course Goals)

  1. Understanding how the Church began
  2. Understanding the meaning of the 4 marks of the Church
  3. Understanding the effects the Crusades had on Christianity

Course Content

Below are the Learning Goals each students will be able to…

Understanding How the Church Began

  1. Articulate the roles of each person of the Trinity in the development and success of the

Church, as well as, discuss the implications of this involvement.

  1. Examine why the Church is necessary in the life of a believer.
  2. Illustrate the events of Pentecost.
  3. Review the missionary work of the Apostles and major events in the early life of the


  1. Analyze the conflicts between the early Church and both Jewish and Roman leaders,

including an assessment of how these events impacted the spread of Christianity.

Understanding the Four Marks of the Church

  1. Interpret the meanings of each of the four marks of the Church as outlined by the Council

of Nicea and upheld still today.

  1. Discuss the meaning of heresy, schism, and apostasy for the Church by analyzing various

events and figures in history.

  1. Report on the Church’s teachings on ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, as well as,

being able to demonstrate these teachings in their own lives.

Understanding How the Church is Structured

  1. Analyze the Crusades by exploring the historical situation and Just War Theory.
  2. Recognize the Church’s mission of evangelization, sanctification, and governance.
  3. Chart the hierarchical structure of the Church and Her various vocations.

Understanding the Church of the Modern World

  1. Review the various events leading up to the First and Second Vatican Councils and the

primary teachings of the councils themselves.

  1. Demonstrate various types of prayer while discussing the necessity of prayer in the life of

the believer.

  1. Illustrate what is means to be a disciple of Christ in the world.

Student Expectations

  1. Attendance: ​Be in your seats and ready to start at the start of class time. Tardy to class

and skipping class will be handled according to the Student Handbook.

  1. Preparation: ​Come to class and open lab prepared with all of your materials and

homework. This includes having your notebook or binder with a writing utensil ready to

take notes throughout class, as well as, the current LAP that we will be working through.

Homework is due at the start of class.

  1. Participation​: In order to truly understand and retain the information, it is required that

you take notes in class and participate in classroom discussions. The more effort that is

put into class, the more knowledge and comprehension you will gain.

  1. Behavior: ​Show respect to everyone in the classroom. (Remember the Golden Rule: “Do

to others whatever you would have them do to you.” Matthew 7:12)


Please put your full name, class section and assignment title at the top of the

page. We will often go over the homework during the class which it is due. Please have

your homework ready at the start of class. If you have questions about the assignment,

please ask before the due date. Occasional quizzes may be given to check



Students should have their Tablets with them every day

1 notebook, pencils/pens. A notebook with a folder is recommended for loose handouts given in class. This notebook will be used for this class only. Please bring materials EVERY DAY!

Grading System:

My grading system is very simple—the total number of points you receive divided by the total possible points for those assignments. One grade will be Class Writing Work 20 % Homework is 20% and Test and Quiz grades 60%

The Research Paper is due in Feb. topics to be discussed

Extra Help is available on either Monday after classes in Room   309 (I usually have detention duty so I am here for at least one hour)

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