Theology 9 – Beta

Introduction to Sacred Scripture

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the revealed word of God. It explains how we come to know Christ, the Word of God, better through both the Old and New Testaments. The course introduces the student to methods of reading and understanding God’s Word and teaches the student the content and significance of the Old and New Testaments. The Bible History course offered in 7th & 8th Grade is a helpful pre-requisite to this course.

This course will enable the student to understand and embrace the Church’s teaching on Divine Revelation, in both Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition; understand the role of the Magisterium in preserving, defending, interpreting, and explaining the Word of God; become familiar with the Messianic prophecies and their fulfillment in Christ, and recognize the Church, in her four marks, prefigured in Israel; know how to read God’s Word with understanding and to begin to read it prayerfully and profitably; understand the historical and eternal significance of the Incarnation, public ministry, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ; trace the development of the Church from its founding by our Lord to the death of the last Apostle and the closing of public revelation, and to understand our Lord’s provisions for the continuity of His Holy Church from then to now; and find and explain the New Testament passages that teach the Real Presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, as well as the passages referring to the other six sacraments.

Students taking this course for Kolbe Core (K) credit will have four papers, a mid-term, and final exam each semester.  Additionally, core students should expect to have daily reading and minor weekly written assignments or quizzes.

Assignment due-dates and grades are established by the parent.  Optionally, a student may be enrolled in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive grading assistance from a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course. In this case, parents will still submit final grades to Kolbe for the course, but may choose to incorporate the graded assignments into the student’s overall grade or use the Kolbe-graded assignments to assist in arriving at the student’s final grade.

  • The Holy Bible, standard version (hard-bound and soft-bound editions available)
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church, Liberia Editrice Vaticana & U.S. Catholic Conference
  • Introduction to the Bible, Fr. John Laux, M.A.
  • Introduction to the Bible, Study Guide, (2 book set), Kolbe Academy Press – Digital copy provided with self-paced course. Optional physical copy available for purchase under the Theology 9 “Optional Material” section in the Kolbe Bookstore.
  • MLA Handbook Eighth Edition

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Note that this is the digital version of the homeschool course plan, which is found in the course’s associated Parent Group.  This course plan is built into the Schoology course for the student. 


Course Details:

Section Number


Grades (Typical)

 9 – 12 (9th)


Mrs. Almanzar

Lecture Format




Subscription Length

1 year

Extension may be granted for an additional fee.

Self-Paced Plus


Credits (Type)

10 (Theology) 

Transcript Designation


Self-Paced Companion Courses

Ancient Greek Literature
Ancient Greek History

Online Companion Courses

Ancient Greek Literature
Ancient Greek History
Intensive Composition with Vocabulary


Also offered at the Kolbe Honors
(H) level for an additional $69.