Jesus' public life - Disciples, Healings/Miracles, and Opposition. Preparing for Death - the last trip to Jerusalem. The Great Commandment. Warnings to hypocrites. Judas' betrayal. The Last Supper. Jesus' arrest, trials and crucifixion. The Resurrection. Discipleship in a Benedictine community.
Relevant Matthew passages. Film sources.
Class participation. Evaluation of role playing (scripts & skits). Quiz/Test instruments.
Understanding the Gospel presentation of Jesus as healer vested with the power of God. Knowledge of the conflicts and events which lead up to Jesus' sacrifice of his life. Matthew's version of the Resurrection story. Understanding of the ideals and values of being a follower/disciple of Jesus. Connection to Benedictine ideals and values.