Reflecting a city still divided, Belfast Noir serves as a record of a city transitioning to normalcy, or perhaps as a warning that underneath the fragile peace darker forces still lurk. Featuring brand-new stories by: Glenn Patterson, Eoin McNamee, Garbhan Downey, Lee Child, Alex Barclay, Brian McGilloway, Ian McDonald, Arlene Hunt, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Claire McGowan, Steve Cavanagh, Lucy Caldwell, Sam Millar, and Gerard Brennan.
"Not what I expected"
Jesus was a Jew. His mother, Mary was a Jew. - Finally, contemporary scholarship brings into focus Jesus’ Jewish roots/heritage. For centuries, the Jewishness of Jesus was ignored and this had enormous consequences, the attempts over the centuries to suppress this truth have led to heresies. The 1st Century Jewish conception of the role of the priest, prophet, and messiah are all explained. Fr. Doyle shows how the Jewish prayer life and feasts affected Jesus.
Paul’s great letter is presented as an extension of the Sermon on the Mount. Under the power of the Spirit, he cast a light on a darkened and depraved world so that his readers could be transformed into instruments of light and become powerful manifestations of God’s love and forgiveness in the midst of the world.
This program explains Paul’s success in a corrupt urban society and how certain passages that have been used to vilify Paul as anti-woman were interpolations into the text. Hedonist Corinthians transformed into the Body of Christ.
Prior to his death Paul confronted the question of Jesus’ place in the cosmos. He experienced Jesus as his source of grace and was challenged to reflect on his role in creation. Paul proclaimed that Jesus does not fit into the worldview of the Ephesians and Colossians: rather Jesus is the worldview. Program covers the Biblical theology of creation, from Genesis to St. Paul’s mature theology as found in Ephesians and Colossians.
Fr. Doyle answers challenges that Paul was anti-woman, anti-Semitic and anti-marriage. Rather he shows Paul to be a genius, a pastor and a tender spiritual guide who reveals to us what it means to be followers of the Lord. He explains the relationship between proclaiming the Kingdom and the Church.