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The Didache Semester Series

The Mystery of Redemption and Christian Discipleship, Revised
Student Text



Publisher: Midwest Theological Forum

ISBN: 978-1-948139-94-6

Item Number: MWTF-39946

Estimated ship date: May 29, 2024

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The Didache Semester Series


Developed for Curriculum Framework Course 3: The Mission of Jesus Christ.

Softcover. The goal of The Didache Series is to present the basic doctrinal, scriptural, moral and sacramental tenets of the Catholic Church in a manner that is both comprehensive and accessible. The Semester Series is designed to follow the high school curriculum framework issued by the Bishops' Subcommittee on the Catechism. Books in this series rely on Scripture, the Catechism, the lives of the saints, the Fathers of the church, the General Directory for Catechesis, and the teachings of the Second Vatican Council.

The Mystery of Redemption and Christian Discipleship, Revised Edition, which consists of seven chapters and an appendix, examines systematically how God redeems fallen humanity. The redemption of Christ is a central truth of our Catholic faith: God assumed our human nature and dwelt among us as a true man; he suffered, died, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven to save us from sin and to raise us to the status of adopted children of God.

The text begins with God’s gratuitous good creation, the exalted dignity and vocation of the human person, the fall of our first parents, the wound introduced into human nature that we call Original Sin, and the promise of a savior. Next, it examines salvation history in the Old Testament as God formed his chosen people in preparation for the coming of the Messiah.

Then, the text looks at Jesus Christ, God-made-man, born of the Virgin Mary, in his conception, infancy, youth, and hidden life. Next, it examines Our Lord’s public ministry of preaching and working miracles. The climax of the redemption is recounted in Christ’s Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension.

After this, the text looks at how the Church continues the redemptive mission of Christ in the world, especially through the Sacraments as the means that Christ established to convey the fruits of his redemption to all people. The text turns then to the call to Christian discipleship through holiness of life aided by God’s grace and the call to Christian service. The Mystery of Redemption and Christian Discipleship, 2nd Edition, finally considers the role of prayer in the life of every disciple of Christ. The text concludes with an appendix that examines various objections and challenges to the faith with an emphasis on the Christian response to the existence of evil and the value of suffering

Note that the Revised Edition for this textbook is not a re-write of the text but a re-formatting of the material.
Features of the Revised Edition: 
• Chapters are now segmented into Lessons with their own Study Questions, Practical Exercises, and Vocabulary
• Includes revised Study Questions and Practical Exercises to enhance learning and retention
• The same great content and accompanying artwork

Softcover, 8.5 x 11, 256 pages. Approved by the Bishops' Committee. (©2024)

Weight: 1.000 lbs
Case Qty: 16 ($447.20)


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