*This course is now available to take by video at your own pace.
For many people the Bible is long, confusing, and even intimidating, and making sense of it can be daunting even for Christians who have heard many parts of it read or have tried to read it themselves. If Sacred Scripture is God’s gift to his people as the Church teaches, then why, we might wonder, did he give us words that are hard to understand, and that sound strange and sometimes even offensive?
This ten-week course is actually part 1 of our popular whole-Bible-in-one-year. Beginning with the Old Testament, we’ll show you how to become more familiar with the Bible by providing a framework that is easy to grasp, and a panoramic view of Sacred Scripture’s unified testimony: the one God of heaven and earth, revealed in Jesus Christ across two testaments.
Following a general introduction to the Bible itself (what it is, how we got it, how to read it, how to pray with it), students who take both parts of this two-semester journey will gain an appreciation for each of its parts, including a sense of how all 73 books fit into and contribute to the Bible’s unified testimony about Jesus the Christ.
- Sacred Scripture, the Bible (preferably RSVCE 2nd edition or ESVCE)
- Instructors’ notes (provided and included in the registration cost)
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