Introduction to the Bible I: What It Is and How We Got It

Dr. Vern Steiner
Instructor
Dr. Vern Steiner
Introduction to the Bible I: What It Is and How We Got It

Due to unanticipated health concerns, we are unable to offer this course as we had planned. However, if you are interested in this topic, please click this link to learn about an alternative study opportunity.

This week-long, five-part study is designed to familiarize students with the Bible generally, preparing them to read, study, pray, live, and proclaim the Sacred Scriptures. Each of the five sessions will focus on a question aimed at helping us become better acquainted with the Bible–removing some of its “foreignness” and helping us feel more at home in its pages. Included as well are discussions on why God chose written words as a medium of divine communication, why Catholic Bibles are bigger than Protestant Bibles, how and why Bible versions vary and which ones are to be preferred, an overview of the whole Bible that is conveniently memorable, and a consideration of those parts of the Bible that are difficult and intimidating and hard to square with modern-day conceptions and objections about reality and morality.


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