BI630CE Johannine Literature: The Gospel, Letters and Book of Revelation

This course addresses the Gospel of John, the letters of John, and the book of Revelation. Students will learn some fundamental principles of biblical interpretation.  Then, these principles will be used to explore the Johannine texts, with special attention paid to the Gospel of John.  As a course for the continuing education of Catholic Deacons,…

BI610CE The Synoptic Gospels and Acts of the Apostles: Introduction to the New Testament

We will study the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke as foundational witnesses to Jesus’ life, death, and Resurrection by looking at their independence and interdependence.  The Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke are called the Synoptic Gospels because of their similarities.  The Gospel of John is not included in this description because his material…

BI530CE The Prophets

The prophets tell the story of God’s Chosen People.  As voices of God, they also held the actions of leaders and people up to scrutiny in light of God’s law and issued warnings about the consequences of disobedience.  The Major Prophets are emphasized, the course also will cover several of the Minor Prophets and the…

BI510CE The Pentateuch and Historical Books: Introduction to the Old Testament

Beginning with an overview of the methodology used for the study of the Old Testament, the course introduces students to the content and structure of the five books of the Torah and their relationship to the other books of Scripture, both the Old and New Testaments. The approach taken to the material is the Documentary…