Foundations of Christianity is a course developed to present the Christian faith in its original and most accurate context: Judaism. The history of the Old Testament is necessary for understanding the Gospel message of Jesus and the basic beliefs of Christianity. This course is a survey of the Old Testament and is developed to provide students with an understanding of how Christianity began and how it relates to our lives today.
Students will study the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as presented in the Gospels. This study will include His historical, cultural, political and religious context, Old Testament events and prophesies related to Him, His birth, pre-ministry years, personal encounters, miracles, parables, discourses, death, and resurrection. Students will be given a systematic presentation of the various stages in Jesus’ life. Consideration will also be given to the impact He has had, as well as to His relevance for the world today.