Full course description

3-Week Course

Overview

In this course, access some of the best modern scholarship on encountering Jesus in the Scriptures. The discussion is based on the Fall 2008 issue of C21 Resources, a publication of Boston College's Church in the 21st Century Center, edited by Boston College School of Theology and Ministry faculty members the late Rev. Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., and Dr. Christopher R. Matthews. It contains approximately 15 short, informative articles centered on Jesus’s birth, ministry, death, and resurrection. Join the conversation to learn not only who Jesus was in the 1st century, but also what he might mean in the 21st century.

Topics

  • Introductory Week
  • Week 1: Encountering Jesus in His Birth and Ministry Spiritual Practice: Lectio Divina
  • Week 2: Encountering Jesus in His Death and Resurrection Spiritual Practice: Contemplation of the Gospels

Special Features

  • Reading 24 pages of material by 12 different authors;
  • Weekly questions for reflection and discussion;
  • Weekly introduction and study guide;
  • Resource page to use for further study;

All STM Online: Crossroads courses include these features

  • Participants have access 24 hours/7 days a week to the course's password-protected web site.
  • Each participant belongs to a small Community for Conversation and faith sharing guided by a facilitator.
  • The course site is usually available to participants at least three months after the course has ended.
  • An orientation in how to navigate the web site is always available.
  • Technical assistance is easy to contact and prompt in returning a message.
  • A Certificate of Active Participation is awarded to those who post at least three messages of substance for each week of content.

Additional Materials Needed

All materials provided in the course.

Time Commitment

A participant can expect to spend an average of approximately 3-4 hours each week. This commitment includes both the assigned reading and interaction online.

Content Scholars

  • Various scholars contributed articles, under the editorship of the late Rev. Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., and Dr. Christopher R. Matthews.