The Catholic Church
goes through a period of intensive reflection and discernment.
One of the root problems
hindering progress in the so necessary reforms in the Catholic Church is a
wide-spread misunderstanding of crucial texts in Sacred
Scripture. That is why we offer
this special course for online study. It consists of ten lessons, formulated as
principles, with many case studies of scriptural passages.
Why study the correct interpretation of
as an online course?
|photograph by Kostya Zloschastyev
Most of us are aware of the many mistakes that
have been made on account of a wrong understanding of scriptural texts. Six-day
creation, slavery, racism, the suppression of women and the persecution of
homosexuals have been justified on the basis of Scripture. Similar mistakes
continue to be made.
Most of us have read texts that try to explain
one problem text or the other. But this often still leaves us with the uneasy
feeling that the answers are just created to get us out of a tough spot. Can we
trust the interpretation of reformers? To resolve the problem once and for all,
and with entire satisfacion, we have to go to the root of things. We need to
explore the nature of the inspired Scriptures themselves - why they are
vulnerable to cause misunderstandings.
A lasting solution requires some study on our
part, a study that is:
exploring the nature of inspired scripture
This requires studying it as a course.
You can study the course by yourself, just following the route
through documents that we suggest. But if you register as a student of the
course, you obtain additional benefits:
* the support of a tutor to whom you can
* access to a special section on Interpreting Scripture
Correctly in CIRCLES so that you can share your questions and findings with
other students of the course
* a certificate of completion of the course if you fulfil
certain requirements set by the tutor.