Catholic Institute for Biblical Literacy (CIBL)
Are you interested in studing the Bible?
Do you want to deepen your Catholic Faith?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, you need to participate in the Catholic Institute for Biblical Literacy program is for adults residing in the Diocese of Columbus who desire in-depth scripture study. Grounded in the teaching of the Dogmatic Constitution of Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum, this 2 ½ year course of study consists of eight courses. Each course includes eight 2-hour classes, taught by Master Catechists with at least a Masters Degree in Theology.
No particular educational background is required for admission to the Institute. It is hoped this study will deepen personal holiness for the laity, as well as enhance the ministry of Religious Education teachers, lectors, RCIA and Bible-study and other leaders.
|Course 1||Foundations for Biblical Interpretation in the Catholic Tradition *|
|Course 3||The Prophetic Writings and History of Israel|
|Course 4||Wisdom and Related Literature|
|Course 5||The Synoptic Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles|
|Course 6|| |
The Gospel of John, the Johannine Letters and the Book of Revelation
|Course 7|| |
The Pauline Epistles
|Course 8||Final Seminar|
|* Course 1 is a prerequisite for all other course work|
Comments from this year's Graduating Class...
"This study of the Bible showed me the foundation for our faith. The instructors helped me to see how the scripture in the Bible is the foundation of what we believe."
"Having gone through the CIBL classes has enriched my faith life in many ways. The Mass has become more powerful as I am able to place the Scripture readings into the context from which they are taken."
"The first course in the series was incredible. The instructor’s quiet but fervent belief as well as her incredible intelligence and knowledge were absolutely mesmerizing."
"I enrolled in the CIBL program to increase my knowledge of the Bible for my own personal growth. This course has accomplished this and more. I found that the people who taught each course were very knowledgeable with scripture study."
"CIBL unlocked God’s love letters – namely, the chapters and verses of His Word."
"If God ever asks me how I liked His Book, I want to be able to at least say I read it!"
"Even if you never teach or formally minister a day in your life, this study cannot help but bring you closer to God. You’re reading His Book – with a living, teaching commentator! Once you internalize that, everything you do is a ministry."