Accredited by St. Patricks Pontifical College...
- Diploma is Accredited by St.Patricks Pontifical College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Diploma in Biblical and Theological Studies
Easy access to Sacred Scripture should be provided for all the Christian faithful…
As many ministers of the divine word as possible will be able effectively to provide the nourishment of the Scriptures for the people of God, to enlighten their minds, and set their hearts on fire with the love of God… The study of the sacred page is the very soul of sacred theology. – Vatican II: On Revelation 22-24
This course will equip participants to deepen their personal faith and their understanding of and love for the scriptures, and will give them the knowledge and the practical skills to work with scripture.
The course will also introduce the participants to the principles of Christian theology. In doing theology, people of faith seek to understand the deep questions about God and about life. The course will provide a solid biblical foundation for this theological reflection.
Programme duration: three years.
Times: One full Saturday per month,
September to May: 9:30 - 4.15
Also, one Wednesday evening, usually mid-month:7.15-9.45.
The third year of the programme has four extra Saturdays.
Overall Content of the 3 Year Course
Introduction to the Books of the Old Testament.
Introduction to the New Testament,
the Gospels and Epistles.
Introduction to Theology:
The God Question, Church, Spirituality,
Moral Theology, Social Justice,
Small Christian Communities.
Content of Year I, 2012- 2013
Introduction to the Bible and Old
Biblical Prophets and Wisdom Literature.
Church and universal call to holiness -
Lectio Divina: Bible and Life.
Brendan Clifford /Clare Slattery
Diane Corkery / Ed Hone
Jessie Rogers / Joseph Tynan
James O’Halloran / Mary McCaughey
Michael O’Mahony / Kieran O’Mahony
Salvador Ryan / Seamus Tuohy
Gerard McCarthy / Wilfred Harrington
1. A completed Application Form
2. A deposit of €50
3. Passport size photo to be returned
to confirm your place.
4. A one page reflection on why you
want to participate in the course.
Total cost is €650 per year
Open Evening Wed. September 5th
Staff and Lecturers will be present
to provide further information and
answer any questions.
Time: 5-00 – 8.00pm.
Accreditation: The course is recognised by the Pontifical University, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Students will have the option to register for the diploma or do the course without seeking accreditation.
For Diploma: additional €40 to register with the Pontifical University, Maynooth.
Requirements for Diploma: Extra written assignments.
For Audit: monthly assignments.