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
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.
On Thursday, Sept. 26, several members of the university community gathered to celebrate the completion of Course II of the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program, the first component of UD's Liberal Learning for Life initiative. The course is titled "The Person: Tradition and History."
To found the famous Core curriculum of the University of Dallas, as an education "best for the individual," Donald and Louise Cowan looked to John Henry Newman's The Idea of a University. He unapologetically promotes the Western classics -- precisely because so few know our own culture well enough to appreciate the depth of any other.
This summer, the University of Dallas invites students, alumni, faculty and staff to join its first-ever tour abroad of Russia, led by Professor of Physics Richard Olenick and Affiliate Instructor of Spanish, French and Italian Irina Rodriguez. From June 8 to June 16, 2020, Olenick and Rodriguez will guide participants through the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, taking them on a cultural and literary tour of the "Russian soul."