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Great Biblical Stories: A Narrative Journey with Howard Gray

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12 Lectures (4 DVDs or 5 CDs) including Electronic Study Guide
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Take an unforgettable journey through the Bible’s great stories with modern spiritual master, Fr. Howard Gray, S.J., as your guide.

For as long as humans have been around, we have found comfort in stories. In Great Biblical Stories: A Narrative Journey with Howard Gray, you will discover newfound theological and spiritual meaning in the Bible’s great stories. By looking at the stories God uses in the Bible and developing an informed approach to the literature of faith, you will come to know Him more personally.

Under the guidance of Fr. Howard Gray, S.J., you will discover God as both a dynamic actor in the human narrative and a witty and loving teller of tales. A masterful speaker on spirituality, Fr. Gray explores how Jesus’ storytelling technique connects to the stories in each of our own lives.

In this 12-lecture program, you will first look at the four Old Testament stories of Jonah, Ruth and Naomi, Elijah, and Jacob. In these narratives, you will discover the richness of God’s mercy and forgiveness, His hopes for the human family, and the ways He works towards peace and reconciliation.

Next, you will look at Jesus as a central figure of the Gospel narratives and as a storyteller in His ministry, exploring His call, compassion, relationship to women, hospitality, and prayer. After looking at how the Spirit inspired the Church to become a Church for all peoples, you will consider God as a storyteller, exploring the ways you can become His partner in this theology of story.

If you love stories and want to deepen your understanding of your own Christian heritage, you will treasure the beautiful insights of this course.

*This course was previously titled Every Life Has a Story: Hospitality, Suffering, Friendship, Hope.

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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Stories from God: Jonah and Divine Wit
  • Stories from God: The Book of Ruth as a Love Story
  • Stories from God: Elisha and Being a Magician for Peace
  • Stories from God: Jacob and God’s Pedagogy
  • Stories about Call: Jesus and his Call
  • Stories about God: Jesus and the Compassion of God
  • Stories about God: Jesus and Women
  • Stories about God: Jesus and Hospitality
  • Stories about God: Jesus and Prayer
  • Stories about God: Creating the Church
  • Stories about God: God as Narrator
  • Stories about God: Becoming God’s Partner
About Your Presenter

Rev. Gray (1930-2018) was a nationally recognized expert on Ignatian spirituality and served as Special Assistant to the President at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. From 1983 to 1989, Rev. Gray was Provincial for the Detroit Province and, from 1991 to 1995, Executive Director of the Detroit Province Spirituality Team. He was an Associate Professor of Spiritual Theology at Weston School of Theology from 1977 to 1983, and he served both as Dean and as an adjunct professor in spiritual theology at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California. During his long career, he also taught at Fordham and John Carroll Universities, Loyola University of New Orleans, and the University of Detroit Mercy. His many noteworthy publications include: An Experience in Ignatian Government and Studies in the Spirituality of the Jesuits.

As a young man, Rev. Gray earned a bachelor's degree in Latin from the Society of Jesus at Milford, Ohio and a Master’s degree in English from Loyola University Chicago. From there, he would go on to earn licentiates in philosophy and sacred theology from West Baden College in Indiana. From 1965 to 1968, Rev. Gray completed his doct...

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Customer Reviews (0)
Winter Survey: January 2017
It treats of themes from scripture that are applicable to everyday life - eg., friendship and hospitality - from a biblical perspective. Review by Brendan J Kelly SJ Mount Druitt New South Wales Australia (Posted on 1/11/2017)
Fall Survey: October 2016
I especially like how the stories built on one another, going from Old Testament stories to New Testament stories. Review by Sister Florence Bryan, SSJ Jacksonville, FL USAN/A (Posted on 10/6/2016)
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