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Have you always wanted to delve deeper into scripture beyond the basic stories taught in catechism classes? TAN courses offer comprehensive lecture series on the Old Testament, the Gospels, and Revelation. You can feel relieved knowing that TAN Courses are 100% faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

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Daniel: Apocalypse of the Old Testament

Taught by Paul V. Niskanen, Ph.D.

The Book of Daniel, on the surface, tells a powerful story of God’s faithfulness and constancy, even in the midst of great trial. Understanding the book’s symbolic language and images, however, requires some outside research. Join Paul Niskanen, Ph.D., as he analyzes and explains Daniel’s content and symbolism, revealing the book’s rich significance to the New Testament and to modern Christians.

Daniel is considered a work of apocalyptic literature, meaning that its contents are primarily symbolic. The book does, however, contain real historical figures, and takes place during real historical events. Over eight lectures, Dr. Niskanen explains the relationship between history and symbolism in Daniel, making sense of key figures and themes

Secret Book of John-Waldstein

The Secret Book of John: Gnostic Lies about God, Creation, and Procreation

Taught by Michael Waldstein, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Waldstein, expert translator and commentator on the Gnostic text of the The Secret Book of John, will guide you through the claims of this false gospel. His commentary will help you understand why this book, and others like it, were excluded from the canon of Scripture. Dr. Waldstein discusses the danger Gnosticism poses to true Christianity - how it attempts to repaint salvation history, divide the so-called "God of the Old Testament" from Jesus Christ in the New, and distort the truth and goodness of God's creation. In this course, you'll get the truth you need to combat any Gnostic misinformation.

New Testament Canon-Miller

The New Testament Canon: The Development of the Gospels from Oral Tradition to Sacred Scripture

Taught by Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph.D.

The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are arguably the most important works of literature to emerge after the Old Testament in human history. The other books of the New Testament witness to the effectiveness of the Gospels’ teachings and the reality that Jesus Christ is truly the Son of God. But where and when, exactly, were the books of the New Testament written? Who really wrote them? And how do we know they are the authentic Word of God? Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph.D. answers these questions and more in this course on the fascinating history and content of the New Testament Canon.

The Christ-McBride

The Christ: A Faithful Picture of Jesus from the Gospels

Taught by Rev. Fr. Alfred McBride, O.Praem.

The best place to find out who Jesus is in the Bible, specifically in the Gospels. All four evangelists have different presentations of Jesus in their Gospels. Do they all present the same Jesus?

Father Alfred McBride, O.Praem., named one of the most influential religious educators of the 20th century by the Talbot School of Theology, explains that each Gospel has a unique emphasis. A truly faithful picture of Jesus must be gleaned from studying all four Gospels.

Unveiling Apocalypse-McBride

Unveiling the Apocalypse: The End Times According to the Bible

Taught by Rev. Fr. Alfred McBride, O.Praem.

The Book of Revelation is probably the most frightening and most perplexing book of the New Testament. Full of signs and symbols, predictions and warnings, it speaks of extraordinary times marked by falling stars, a bloodcovered moon, the collapse of empires, and widespread havoc. Such hyper-dramatic language characterizes all apocalyptic literature.

Fr. Alfred McBride, O. Praem. sets the record straight with an authentic Catholic interpretation of the Book of Revelation. He gives you three keys to understanding the Book of Revelation and offers sustaining hope for Christians who have or who will experience the trials and persecutions that have always accompanied members of the Church.

Old Testament-Niskanen

The God of the Old Testament: An Analysis of Wrath, Justice, Mercy, and Love

Taught by Paul V. Niskanen, Ph.D.

A lot of people today don’t seem to like the Old Testament. Even among Catholics, a pretty hostile attitude seems to hang around this sizable part of the Bible. In this course, Professor Paul V. Niskanen takes a closer look at the Old Testament and the God it reveals, clearing away a lot of the darkness and false rumors to find out what the text is actually saying, and why it’s so highly regarded in the Catholic tradition.


Every TAN Course Includes:

  • 30-minute video or audio lectures
  • Printable PDF study guide
  • Deep theology taught by great minds
  • Continued education at your own pace

"The diligent reading of sacred Scripture accompanied by prayer brings about that intimate dialogue in which the person reading hears God who is speaking, and in praying, responds to him with trusting openness of heart."

Pope Benedict XVI

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