University of Notre Dame

Foundations (Fundamentals) of Theology: Biblical and Historical

Course Number: THEO 10801

This “Fundamentals” section of Foundations of Theology is for students who have had limited (or no) exposure to Christian scripture and doctrine. As the first required (foundational) course in theology, this course offers a critical study of the Bible and early Christian tradition. Following an introduction to the Old and New Testaments, students follow major post-biblical developments in Christian life and worship (e.g., liturgy, theology, doctrine, asceticism), emphasizing the first five centuries.