The Great Ideas of Catholic Theology

Narrated by: Harvey D. Egan
Length: 10 hrs
4.2 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What is the meaning of life? Throughout recorded history, humans have pondered this question. In Exploring Catholic Theology, a masterful course by Boston College's Fr. Harvey Egan, you will grapple with life's ultimate questions as you explore the Christian tradition. 

With the aid of Fr. Egan's exceptional teaching, you will discover deeper insights into general and individual Christian beliefs. An award-winning theologian who received his doctorate under Karl Rahner, he shows you Christianity's heritage as a powerful whole, allowing you to explore the full range of life's greatest mysteries. 

Thorough yet accessible, Fr. Egan's lectures focus on major Christian tenets while also considering smaller ones. To grasp these truths, you will tackle essential scriptural, exegetical, dogmatic, historical, theological, and ecumenical questions. In addition to using new insights from contemporary Christian movements and thinkers, you will encounter perspectives from various traditions. 

Drawing on nearly fifty years of teaching, Fr. Egan's course imparts powerful wisdom to lifelong Christians and non-Christians alike. His 24-lecture course reveals the universality of our quest to comprehend life's purpose: our one humanity, our one world, our one cosmos. Gain a deeper awareness of the mysteries of existence today. 

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"Guided by his best friend Jesus - he's a Jesuit - and inspired by his mentor Rahner, Fr. Harvey Egan has spent a lifetime contemplating Christianity and the mystery of existence. Here, he offers the best spiritual wisdom from his mystical life for those of us who are less capable of imagining the Mystery." (Thomas Groome, Professor of Theology and Religious Education, Boston College)

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Insightful, living and fascinating

Fr. Egan is one of the great professors of Catholic Theology. In this series, he has clearly distilled decades of wisdom and study. Theology is a broad and deep topic, but in this series Egan focuses on some of its most important ideas. He brings clarity, wit and rock-solid faith. I highly recommend each of his Learn25 courses, especially in including this one.

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