Objective: In order to examine more deeply what living a moral life in Christ is about, we need to know more about ourselves, and in order to answer our deepest questions about who we are and why we exist, we need to turn to other areas of knowledge, such as what God himself has revealed.

Who are you at your deepest level? What does it mean to be human? As you learned in earlier lessons, the human person is a composite of body and rational soul. And that’s not all. God has some amazing things to say about who you are.

The Catechism teaches that you are created in the image and likeness of God. You are created in the Imago Dei. This course will teach you exactly what that means and how to open yourself up to all of God's love.

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Created in God’s Image and Likeness - Lesson 1 - Made in The Imago Dei

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    • Created in God’s Image and Likeness - Lesson 1 - Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Lesson 1 - Made in The Imago Dei - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE
    • Lesson 1 - Made in The Imago Dei - VIDEO
    • Lesson 1 - Made in The Imago Dei - QUIZ
  • 02

    Created in God’s Image and Likeness - Lesson 2 - Bestowed With Freedom

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    • Created in God’s Image and Likeness - Lesson 2 - Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Lesson 2 - Bestowed With Freedom - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE
    • Lesson 2 - Bestowed With Freedom - VIDEO
    • Lesson 2 - Bestowed With Freedom - QUIZ
  • 03

    Created in God’s Image and Likeness - Lesson 3 - Made in the Image of Christ

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    • Created in God’s Image and Likeness - Lesson 3 - Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Lesson 3 - Made in the Image of Christ - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE
    • Lesson 3 - Made in the Image of Christ - VIDEO
    • Lesson 3 - Made in the Image of Christ - QUIZ
  • 04

    Created in God’s Image and Likeness - Lesson 4 - The Dignity of The Human Person

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    • Created in God’s Image and Likeness - Lesson 4 - Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Lesson 4 - The Dignity of The Human Person - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE
    • Lesson 4 - The Dignity of The Human Person - VIDEO
    • Lesson 4 - The Dignity of The Human Person - QUIZ
  • 05

    Created in God’s Image and Likeness - Lesson 5 - God's Great Love For You

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    • Created in God’s Image and Likeness - Lesson 5 - Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Lesson 5 - God's Great Love For You - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE
    • Lesson 5 - God's Great Love For You - VIDEO
    • Lesson 5 - God's Great Love For You - QUIZ
  • 06

    Created in God’s Image and Likeness - Lesson 6 - The Highest Sign of God's Love

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    • Created in God’s Image and Likeness - Lesson 6 - Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Lesson 6 - The Highest Sign of God's Love - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE
    • Lesson 6 - The Highest Sign of God's Love - VIDEO
    • Lesson 6 - The Highest Sign of God's Love - QUIZ
  • 07

    Created in God’s Image and Likeness - Lesson 7 - Built for Happiness and Love

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    • Created in God’s Image and Likeness - Lesson 7 - Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Lesson 7 - Built for Happiness and Love - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE
    • Lesson 7 - Built for Happiness and Love - VIDEO
    • Lesson 7 - Built for Happiness and Love - QUIZ
  • 08

    Created in God’s Image and Likeness - Lesson 8 - Created for Communion and Beatitude

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    • Created in God’s Image and Likeness - Lesson 8 - Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Lesson 8 - Created for Communion and Beatitude - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE
    • Lesson 8 - Created for Communion and Beatitude - VIDEO
    • Lesson 8 - Created for Communion and Beatitude - QUIZ

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Deacon Frederick Bartels is a member of the Catholic clergy who serves the Church in the diocese of Pueblo, CO. He received an MA in Theology and Educational Ministry from Catholic Distance University, where he is currently employed as an adjunct professor of theology. He is founder and editor of Joy In Truth (joyintruth.com), an online magazine dedicated to the New Evangelization. As a Catholic educator, public speaker and evangelist, Deacon Bartels strives to infuse culture with the saving principles of the gospel. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Shelly, and the youngest two of their six children.

Deacon Frederick Bartels

Professor of Theology

Deacon Frederick Bartels