Sunday, February 8, 2009

Great Scott Hahn Bible Studies Online – FREE!

A very good friend of mine mentioned this to me and I can’t believe I hadn’t said anything about it online before. It’s a website I’ve been familiar with for about three years called the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. On this website are several free Bible studies on topics of incredible interest to many – especially those seeking to learn more about the Biblical foundations of Catholicism. There are currently seven studies available and I recommend each and every one!

Follow the links below for more information:

Covenant Love: Introducing the Biblical Worldview
Description: “Covenant” is the master concept that unlocks the meaning of the Bible. The Bible tells the story of God the Father’s love for His children and His plan to fashion all people into one holy family. God unfolds this plan of salvation through a series of covenants, culminating in the New Covenant He makes in Jesus.

Genesis to Jesus: A Journey Through Scripture
Description: What is the Bible, where does it come from and what is its purpose? How are Catholics supposed to read the Bible and what story does it have to tell? These are the questions we take up in this “big picture” survey course.

The Lamb’s Supper: The Bible and the Mass
In this course we explore the intimate and inseparable relationship between the Bible and the Mass. Following an overview of the Eucharist in the New Testament, we look at the deep roots of the Mass in the biblical history of sacrifice - a history that culminates with the Last Supper and the institution of the Eucharist.

He Must Reign: The Kingdom of God in Scripture
The drama in the Gospels turns on a single question: Is Jesus the long awaited Messiah, the son of David come to restore the everlasting monarchy promised to David? Underlying this drama are centuries of rival interpretations of the Jewish Scriptures and competing expectations of who the Messiah was to be, the signs that would accompany his coming, and the shape of the kingdom he would establish. We explore all these issues in this thematic survey course, which goes to the heart of what the New Testament has to say about the identity of Christ and the Church.

Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God
The Mother of Jesus is mentioned only about a dozen times in the New Testament. So why is Mary so important to Catholic faith and devotion? As we’ll see in this in-depth study, Mary is a key gateway into salvation history. The Bible portrays Mary as the all-holy one who gave the Word flesh, the Mother of God, and the spiritual mother of all who live by faith in her Son.

Reading the Old Testament in the New: The Gospel of Matthew
How did the New Testament writers read the Old Testament in light of the coming of Jesus Christ? This course offers an in-depth answer to that question, focusing on the use of the Old Testament in the Gospel of Matthew.

The Gospel According to Saint Paul: A Six-Lesson Audio Study
As we continue to celebrate the Year of St. Paul, join Dr. Scott Hahn as he explores the rich theology of the “Doctor of the Gentiles” in this six week audio series available as part of our free online studies.

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