Course Overview

Reading the Bible can be difficult, and some passages are particularly hard. Today, some people are using these passages to undermine the faith of Catholics. But there’s nothing to be afraid of. The Bible is God’s word, and all truth is God’s truth. Join Jimmy Akin for the first in a series of courses that explores some of the least known and most fascinating aspects of the Bible.
Course Overview

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Bible Difficulties - Part 1 is comprised of 18 short, easy-to-watch video segments so you can study at your own pace.

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Topics covered in this course:

There is always a way to resolve the Bible difficulties people propose. It’s just a question of knowing how. By taking this course, you will learn:

  • The tools you need to resolve these difficulties

  • Principles you can apply in other cases to resolve even more difficulties

  • How to resolve difficulties you encounter in your own personal Bible reading and study

  • How to help people whose faith is being challenged by Bible difficulties

  • How to show non-Catholics—including skeptics and people from other religions—why being a Catholic and having faith in God and the Bible are reasonable

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Jimmy Akin explains why Christians believe the Bible is different from other works of literature, and why that’s important for working through the difficult passages.


Meet your Instructor

  • Jimmy Akin

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    Jimmy Akin

    Jimmy Akin is an internationally known author and speaker. As the senior apologist at Catholic Answers, he has more than twenty-five years of experience defending and explaining the Faith. Jimmy is a convert to the Faith and has an extensive background in the Bible, theology, the Church Fathers, philosophy, canon law, and liturgy.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction to Bible Difficulties
    • Introduction to Bible Difficulties
    • Bible Difficulties - Part 1 Study Guide
  • 2
    Lesson 01: Types of Bible Difficulties
    • Types of Bible Difficulties
    • Quiz: Types of Bible Difficulties
  • 3
    Lesson 02: The Bible as the Word of God
    • The Bible as the Word of God
    • Quiz: The Bible as the Word of God
  • 4
    Lesson 03: Strategies for Resolving Bible Difficulties
    • Strategies for Resolving Bible Difficulties
    • Quiz: Strategies for Resolving Bible Difficulties
  • 5
    Lesson 04: Comprehension Difficulties - Manuscript Difficulties
    • Comprehension Difficulties - Manuscript Difficulties
    • Quiz: Comprehension Difficulties - Manuscript Difficulties
  • 6
    Lesson 05: Manuscript Difficulties - Examples
    • Manuscript Difficulties - Examples
    • Quiz: Manuscript Difficulties - Examples
  • 7
    Lesson 06: Manuscript Difficulties - Practical Principles
    • Manuscript Difficulties - Practical Principles
    • Quiz: Manuscript Difficulties - Practical Principles
  • 8
    Lesson 07: Comprehension Difficulties - Translation Difficulties
    • Comprehension Difficulties - Translation Difficulties
    • Quiz: Comprehension Difficulties - Translation Difficulties
  • 9
    Lesson 08: Translation Difficulties - Practical Principles
    • Translation Difficulties - Practical Principles
    • Quiz: Translation Difficulties - Practical Principles
  • 10
    Lesson 09: Comprehension Difficulties - Interpretation Difficulties
    • Comprehension Difficulties - Interpretation Difficulties
    • Quiz: Comprehension Difficulties - Interpretation difficulties
  • 11
    Lesson 10: Conflict Difficulties - Introduction
    • Conflict Difficulties - Introduction
    • Quiz: Conflict Difficulties - Introduction
  • 12
    Lesson 11: Conflict Difficulties - Common Sense
    • Conflict Difficulties - Common Sense
    • Quiz: Conflict Difficulties - Common Sense
  • 13
    Lesson 12: Conflict Difficulties - History
    • Conflict Difficulties - History
    • Quiz: Conflict Difficulties - History
  • 14
    Lesson 13: Conflict Difficulties - Philosophy
    • Conflict Difficulties - Philosophy
    • Conflict Difficulties - Philosophy
  • 15
    Lesson 14: Conflict Difficulties - Theology: Doctrine
    • Conflict Difficulties - Theology: Doctrine
    • Quiz: Conflict Difficulties - Theology: Doctrine
  • 16
    Lesson 15: Conflict Difficulties - Science
    • Conflict Difficulties - Science
    • Quiz: Conflict Difficulties - Science
  • 17
    Lesson 16: Conflict Difficulties - Moral Values
    • Conflict Difficulties - Moral Values
    • Quiz: Conflict Difficulties - Moral Values
  • 18
    Lesson 17: Conflict Difficulties - Other Biblical Texts
    • Conflict Difficulties - Other Biblical Texts
    • Quiz: Conflict Difficulties - Other Biblical Texts
  • 19
    Lesson 18: Bible Difficulties Checklist
    • Bible Difficulties Checklist
    • Quiz: Bible Difficulties Checklist