** Now Available: Student Text for What is the Bible? - Volume 1 of The Dickinson Series**
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST COURSE IN THE DICKINSON SERIES:
"I was consistently impressed at the depth and breadth of the scholarship in each session as well as the engaging and imaginative ways in which the material was presented. Scholarship and sound pedagogy do not always come in the same package. This is a remarkable achievement and I am looking forward to the next installment."
- Celia Sirois, Instructor in Sacred Scripture, St. John's Seminary
"I was expecting boring academic stuff--but it wasn't dusty!"
- Student, First Unitarian Society of Newton
We are extremely excited to introduce The Dickinson Series: Exploring the Bible. Currently in development, The Dickinson Series is the Massachusetts Bible Society's most recent effort in its more than 200-year-old committment to nurturing biblical literacy in a safe, non-judgemental environment. This program is made possible by a generous gift from former trustee and longtime friend of the Massachusetts Bible Society, Dr. Charles Dickinson.
Once completed, the Series will consist of four, six-week courses with accompanying student texts and leaders guides written by Executive Director and author, Rev. Anne Robertson. Participants in the program will have the option of gaining a Certificate of Biblical Literacy upon completion of the four-part series. Continuing Education Units may be obtained by "extra mile" students who do some additional work with the materials.
The first course component of the Dickinson Series - What is the Bible? - has been successfully piloted in Roman Catholic, Unitarian Universalist, Lutheran, and United Methodist parishes, and the What is the Bible? student text is now in print and available for purchase on Amazon.com.
For further details about The Dickinson Series: Exploring the Bible, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.
We look forward to updating you on new developments as The Dickinson Series: Exploring the Bible nears completion.