Scripture Sleuth challenges inquiring
adults to investigate and draw their own conclusions about issues
surrounding the formation of the early Christian faith, hope,
EasyGreek Software has expanded and retooled the eight
"journeys of discovery" presented in Aaron Milavec's
Scriptural Sources (Sheed & Ward, 1994; Rowman
& Littlefield, 2004) for PCs with Microsoft Windows. These
Case Studies demonstrates how the presentational immediacy of
the PC along with colors,
drawings, sounds, and simple animations are ideally suited to
facilitate deeply satisfying and self-transformative experiences.
the course of each Case Study, you will become an
explorer bent upon unlocking the hidden meaning of clues buried
in ancient texts. While you type in your hunches, a "guardian
angel" (a hidden subroutine) takes note of and assists your
progress. This feature, in itself, offers an advantage that no
paper Case Study could match. In addition, you'll have access
to relevant NRSV texts and to technical notes which enable you
to investigate the social and religious horizon of the first century.
Software users report that the mood music, soft colors, and enriched
interactive environment allow them better to focus their attention
and organize their responses as they explore key aspects of the
early church based upon the clues of the NT. The "flight
of the dove" animation has been singled out as "supremely
relaxing" and "enabling my spirit to soar." More
importantly, however, inquiring adults using these Case Studies
report "undertaking a soul-searching journey which places
them in contact with the faith, hope, and life of early Christians."
Sleuth includes Case Studies on these themes:
Case One: How Conservative
Peter Became a Daring Innovator (click
here for details)
Case Two: How Jesus Came to Be Chosen High Priest
Case Three: The Transformation Effected by Ordination
Case Four: When Jesus Sided With Women
Case Five: Whether the Twelve Fancied Themselves as Bishops
Case Six: Collaboration as the Hallmark of Peter's Authority
Case Seven: The Transformation Effected by Baptism
Case Eight: Heaven or Kingdom?
Scripture Sleuth serves to naturally
introduce students to modern biblical criticism in NT courses.
Furthermore, it has been successfully used in parish
Bible study, training of deacons and lay ministers, RCIA, and
are users saying about Scripture Sleuth?
"Milavec's well-designed electronic teaching tool is a creative
and interesting effort to promote Christian education."
Phil Mullins, Tradition and Discovery
"I not only learned a great amount of material deeply, but the
method of learning it was transformative and empowering."
Deborah Gaier, Lay Minister
"A unique and daring breakthrough. Adult learners deserve to have
Dr. Milavec's work available to them."
Dr. Edward Singer, Adult Religious Education Group Facilitator
Scripture Sleuth was written and developed by Aaron Milavec, a
Professor of Church History and Historical Theology within the
Lay Pastoral Ministry Program and Mt. St. Mary's Seminary of the
West in Cincinnati. Dr. Milavec has over 25 years experience in
training of lay ministers and future priests. This program is
based on his book, Exploring Scriptural
Sources (Sheed and Ward).