Date: July 2010
Duration: 4 hours 53 minutes
Gain deep spiritual insights into the Bible.
The Bible is a treasure trove of deep spiritual insights and heroes of the faith. While Catholics frequently deepen their spirituality through the New Testament, the Old Testament is often overlooked. As you will discover in Biblical Spiritualities, however, the Old Testament is a treasure of wisdom, encouragement, and inspiring accounts of faith.
Your guide for this journey is one of the country’s leading Old Testament scholars, Prof. Kathleen O’Connor, Ph.D. The William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, she was president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2008-09. Under her guidance, you will gain invaluable insight into the spirituality of the Old Testament.
In this 12-lecture audio course, you will look at themes and passages selected from a variety of Old Testament books. Although these sacred books address the realities of ancient Israel, their messages resound throughout the centuries to believers in search of the God who makes all things new. No single book or text provides a roadmap for true spiritual living by itself; instead, these texts work together to call us to witness God’s presence in the midst of both joy and suffering. The God that emerges in the Old Testament is ultimately one of hope.
This course will open your mind and heart to the Old Testament’s spiritual jewels. You will love this series.