Can the Bible be approached both as sacred scripture and as a historical and literary text? For many people, it must be one or the other. How can we read the Bible both ways? The Bible and the Believer brings together three distinguished biblical scholars--one Jewish, one Catholic, and one Protestant--to illustrate how to read the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament critically and religiously.
Fr. Harrington explains Paul's ethics and the importance of Christian character formation. He touches on such pressing issues as marriage and divorce, sexual morality, the role of community and Eucharist, the relationship between Church and State. This course focuses on the virtue ethics of Paul. Harrington explains how Christian personal and ethical formation is central to Paul and to the faith life as a whole.
"Paul is my patron baptismal, and favorite saint. "
Fr. Harrington brings to life the social and religious climate of the ancient world. The everyday help that Proverbs offered the ancients is explained in clear and concise manner. The importance of the fear of the Lord is captured in Sirach and Wisdom. The poem of the good wife that ends Proverbs is astonishingly modern. The context of this poem is the key to its understanding. Honor and shame, evil and death, afterlife, friendship, and community are all delved into in these works.
As the twenty-first century approaches there is increasing popular and scholarly interest in the Book of Revelation. In this comprehensive CD program, Rev. Daniel Harrington uncovers what this book really says, and explores it as a part of our religious heritage and as a rich research for Christian theology.