Access: There are no prerequisites for these short courses. The course material is university level.
Length of Studies: 12 months
Validation: Each of the five courses is assessed by a written assignment.
Certificate: Scripture - Revelation
Keen to understand the Bible better? Do you desire to journey through Sacred Scripture, pausing to taking in the key points to help the understanding of the Revelation?
Beginning with a general introduction this course aims at furnishing the student with the appropriate tools for a meaningful study of Biblical texts, with particular reference to its spiritual, liturgical and pastoral context. The study of the historical books and the discovery of the unique and special events it tells will provide an understanding of the foundation of the people of Israel. The journey continues with look at all that is entailed by the exclamation « Thus speaks the Lord » whilst a study of the Gospel of John looks at the fullness of the Revelation, and is approached through the themes of “Temple”, “Light”, and “Life”. An introduction to the Life, Epistles and Theology of Saint Paul concludes this formal course of study by looking at how one man was transformed by his encounter with the Lord.
Scripture – The Revelation
- Introduction to Sacred Scriptures
- Historical Books of the Old Testament
- Prophets 1
- The Gospel of St John
- Introduction to Saint Paul
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The principal aim of the course will be to furnish an appreciation of Johannine literature as Good News, with particular reference to the theological perspective of the author. The course will further aim at providing a basic familiarity with, and a critical assessment of, contemporary critical thinking on the Johannine writings, particularly the Gospel of John.
The course aims at furnishing the student withe the appropriate tools for a meaningful of the Biblical text, with particular reference to its spiritual, liturgical and pastoral context. The course will further aim at providing a basis familiarity with, and a critical assessment of contemporary exegetical methods.