Catholic Biblical School Class Format

The Catholic Biblical School provides an integrated learning experience that engages both the head and the heart.

“My journey with the Catholic Biblical School has deepened my understanding of Scripture and ultimately my relationship with God. The weekly lectures and discussions provide an opportunity to delve into the various books of the Bible and to hear how others have been enlightened by a close examination of the Scripture.”

- Kathleen Spector, CBS ‘14

Students typically spend 4 to 5 hours per week on the homework assignment that includes readings from the biblical book being studied and supplementary materials, as well as writing the answers to 5 to 6 study questions, which are the basis for the small group discussion. 
Each class is two hours in length and includes an opening prayer time, small group discussion on the written homework, and a presentation by the instructor that prepares students for the next assignment.

A variety of methods of instruction appropriate to adult learning are used. These include:

  • Weekly reading assignments, including scripture passages and other resources
  • Weekly writing assignments, typically answering questions on the read passages
  • A short prayer service at each class
  • Small group discussion with others who also desire to learn more about the Bible
  • Presentations by an instructor who as an advanced theology degree

The class is open to adults of any faith. Our approach to scripture is rigorous, scholarly and in conformity with the best of Catholic biblical tradition.


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