Online Scripture Study
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 Corinthians
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, 2005.
Maria A. Pascuzzi is associate professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego, California.
Scripture Study II: The Book of Exodus
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 Press, 2011.
Mark S. Smith is Skirball Professor of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at New York University.