During 2014, the Lay Degree Program will offer two online
noncredit Bible study programs aimed at helping Catholics, lay
ministers and others to grow in their faith and in their readiness
for ministry on behalf of the Church.
The online Bible studies will focus on St. Paul's letters to the
Corinthians and Exodus, using Collegeville Bible Commentary
booklets. These commentaries carry both the Scripture text and the
commentary on the text by a recognized Scripture scholar.
Participants progressively read assigned sections of the Scripture
and the commentary and then discuss them online using Saint
Meinrad's Moodle platform.
These offerings do not carry academic credit, so the pressure is
lower than in a regular college or graduate course in theology.
Those who complete all assignments will be provided documentation
of their successful completion, for purposes of continuing
education or ministry certification requirements.
The participant fee for each Bible study is $40, which
includes the price of the book, which will be mailed to you before
the program begins.
Scripture Study I: First and Second
Dates: March 9 - June 28, 2014. Register by
February 16, 2014.
This online Scripture study will explore Paul's First Letter to
the Corinthians using the scriptural text and the First and
Second Corinthians: The New Collegeville Bible Commentary by
Maria A. Pascuzzi. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press,
Maria A. Pascuzzi is associate professor in the Department of
Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego,
Scripture Study II: The Book of
Dates: September 21 - December 13, 2014.
Register by September 1, 2014.
This online Bible study will explore the Book of Exodus using
the scriptural text and Exodus: The New Collegeville Bible
Commentary by Mark S. Smith. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical
Mark S. Smith is Skirball Professor of Bible and Ancient Near
Eastern Studies at New York University.