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Did you know that there have been more than 5,000,000,000 copies of the Bible sold, making it the best-selling book of all time? People have dedicated their lives to studying this book, so let’s discuss its stories, influence, and message together.
Whether you’re interested in learning more about the stories you heard about growing up or simply want to dive deeper into your knowledge of this type of literature, the Biblical Studies minor at the Mount will seek to foster your appreciation for and understanding of this influential text.
Here's what makes the Mount's Biblical Studies minor unique:
12 credits of Biblical Studies | 6 credits of Religious Studies
Learn about Biblical Studies minor academic requirements and courses here.
As part of the Biblical Studies minor, you’ll take courses that help to increase your understanding of biblical literature and themes, with an emphasis on salvation history and the connections between the Old and New Testaments. You’ll also have opportunities to take courses on specific books of the Bible like Revelation as well as two courses in broader religious studies to tie together biblical themes, such as World Religions, Religion and Sports, Dominican Spirituality, Theology of Film, and more. You may also choose to participate in an independent study with a professor on a topic of your choice.
A minor in Biblical Studies gives you the foundation for further biblical studies at the graduate school level or to teach religious education or a Bible study at your church. The deductive, critical thinking, and language skills of this discipline are applicable to any career, and the courses should also give students a broader appreciation of the Bible for personal study and reflection.