Foundational theology is the study of the methods and processes involved in theological investigation. The course begins with an analysis of the characteristics of revelation and faith as the basis for Christian theology. Then, the primary forms for the transmission of revelation, namely, Scripture and tradition, are examined. Next, the ecclesial environment of faith and theology is studied, with attention to the interplay among the believing community, the teaching office of the Church and theologians. Attention is then given to testing the credibility and reasonableness of Christian truth claims. Finally, the nature and mission of theology are examined.