"Follow me" - Matthew 4:18-20 -As He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And He said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
Without hesitation, the earliest disciples of Jesus responded to these words of their Rabbi and followed Him into a journey beyond the limits of their imagination, full of the staggering light of God's plan for their lives. Today, 2000 years later, God continues to call men and women to follow His Son and to discover His loving plan for them.
In response to the Second Vatican Council's call for renewal in the study of Scripture, the Catholic Biblical School of Denver was founded to give adults the tools and skills they need to hear anew the invitation of their Master in the pages of the Bible-and so follow Him. Since then, many Biblical School students too have found themselves in the footsteps of their Master.
Here at the Biblical School, we have assembled a first-rate team of experienced instructors with a deep love for the Catholic faith. Through lectures, small-group discussions and weekly coursework, they will guide you through the Bible and demonstrate the relevance of God's Living Word in the world today. In addition, the Biblical School offers prayer days and retreats throughout the year, pilgrimages to the Holy Land and to Greece, as well as continuing education for graduates of the School.
Our 4-year program will cover the Bible in its entirety. First-year students trace the Biblical story through the historical books of the Old Testament. This exploration will make the books and the characters you encounter come alive! Nourished by the borderless wisdom of the Catholic Tradition and the fruits of current biblical scholarship, you will find these stories, whether familiar or new, as relevant for us today as it was for their audiences of old.
|First Year||From Eden to Exile: Salvation History from Genesis to 2 Maccabees|
|SecondYear||Proclaiming the Kingdom: The Synoptic Gospels, Acts and the Letters of Paul|
|Third Year||A Future and a Hope: The Prophets, Tobit, Judith and Esther|
|Fourth Year||Wisdom and the Word: The Psalms and Wisdom Literature; Catholic Epistles; John and Revelation|
The school year consists of 30 weeks of classes, spanning September to May. At each class, students meet to hear a lecture by the instructor and engage in small-group discussion based on the weekly assignment.
For the past 31 years, the Catholic Biblical School of Denver has made God's Word come alive for thousands across the country. Whether you have been a long-time student of the Scriptures or simply curious about the Bible, we invite you to join us as we follow the Rabbi!