Living in the Holy Tradition: Program Schedule
(Winter 2013)

The reading material for this course is Jesus of Nazareth, Part ONE by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. It can be found on Amazon here.
Click here for Living in the Holy Tradition: Program Schedule (Summer 2012)
Session Topics
(All text references from
Jesus of Nazareth, Part One
by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI)
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1
(01/20/2013)
The Baptism of Jesus Promise of a "Prophet"
Meaning of "prophet"
Religious and political situation when John the Baptist appeared
Jesus' baptism and meanings
(Pages 1-24)
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2
(02/03/2013)
The Temptations of Jesus Temptations of Jesus - devil appeared as a theologian
Why did Jesus reject devil's offers during the temptations only to go on to do exactly the same things the devil requested?
Why didn't God make His presence more evident to us?
False expectations about Jesus
(Pages 25-45)
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3
(02/24/2013)
Kingdom of God
Sermon on the Mount
Understanding of the Kingdom of God as "imminent" is wrong
What does "fullest of time" mean?
Story of Pharisee and tax collector praying
Jesus sits down on the cathedra of the mount
Once expressed as frightening to Moses, God's power was revealed in mildness to Elijah to signify that it would take on the form of the Cross, of the suffering God
(Pages 46-70)
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4
(03/03/2013)
Sermon on the Mount Paradoxes of Beatitudes as experienced by St. Paul
Solomon as pre-figuration of Christ who brings peace
The descent of love purifies our hearts. We ascend to God by following Jesus' descending path
Rabbi can't accept the Jesus-central New Israel replacing the geneaology, law-based "eternal Israel", which is why the Jews reject Christianity
Two kinds of law in Covenant Code: apodictic (principles) and casuistic (rules)
(Pages 71-127)
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5
(03/24/2013)
The Lord's Prayer
(Pages 128-168)
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6
(04/14/2013)
TBA Download
7
(04/21/2013)
"Hallowed Be Thy Name"
(Pages 142-168)
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8
(05/12/2013)
The Message of the Parables
(Pages 183-217)
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9
(05/26/2013)
The Principal Images of John's Gospel The authorship, the historical credibility, and the spirituality of the Gospel of John (both historical and meditational); one Johannine image - water.
(Pages 225-286)
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10
(06/23/2013)
The Principal Images of John's Gospel (cont'd) Continued coverage of Johannine images: vine and wine
(Pages 248-260)
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11
(06/30/2013)
The Principal Images of John's Gospel (cont'd) Continued coverage of Johannine images: the shepherd
(Pages 272-286)
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