Through his artful appearance in the role of ‘translator’ for John, Scripture scholar Raymond Brown weaves the evangelist’s words into a week of prayer and deepening acquaintance. He brings immediacy to the gospel message allowing modern listeners to understand and resolve difficulties in the text and its interpretation throughout the centuries.
Sulpician Father Ronald Witherup, a biblical scholar, addresses the source and direction of Biblical Fundamentalism. He reviews the unique Catholic approach to the Bible and contrasts the position of Fundamentalists. Fr. Witherup provides a framework to address the reality of Catholics leaving their faith to join fundamentalist groups. These Christians quote the Bible to give ready answers to all manner of questions. Fr. Witherup proposes strategies and responses for Catholics encountering Fundamentalists and answers questions from the audience.
Rev. Witherup, with his extensive knowledge of the Gospel of Matthew, covers all the major themes in a way that will instill in the listener a desire to read the Gospel and understand its message at a deeper level. He urges the listener to read the entire Gospel in a couple of sittings. He explains the problems of authorship, the setting in which it was written and the audience it was intended for.
Fr. Ron Witherup discusses the letters of St. Paul and gives insights into Paul's spirituality. In seven spiritual principles, Witherup helps us apply Pauline spirituality to contemporary situations. This presentation was given before a live audience.