Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
Taught by Rev. Donald Senior, one of the world’s leading New Testament experts, The Jesus of Scripture has touched the hearts and minds of the faithful around the world. Now, you too can experience this masterwork of erudite and faithful lectures. Brilliantly taught and bristling with inspirational insights, this life-changing program will deliver you to the heart of the Gospels.
No one’s life has made such a great impact, nor sparked such immense curiosity, as that of Jesus of Nazareth. In these 12 unparalleled lectures, you will explore the most authentic source for our understanding of Jesus: the four Gospels. As you encounter the Jesus of the Scriptures, you will come to understand the nature and history of the Gospels, as well as the fundamental dimensions of Jesus’ mission as portrayed by the evangelists. You will also explore how each Gospel author came to portray the Jesus who walked the hills of Judea and Galilee.
The portraits of Jesus found in the four Gospels and echoed in the rest of the New Testament writings remain powerful, beautiful, and compelling. They are a unique and riveting type of literature: biographies that were meant to inspire and transform.
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About Your Presenter
Fr. Donald Senior is one of Catholicism’s leading New Testament scholars. He is President Emeritus of the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he is also a professor of the New Testament. A Roman Catholic priest of the Passionist order, Fr. Senior has served on the Pontifical Biblical Commission since Pope John Paul II named him to it in 2001. He has taught and led study tours in the Holy Land for over 25 years.
In addition to having written books and articles too numerous to list, Fr. Senior is the general editor of The Bible Today and The Catholic Study Bible, as well as coeditor of the 22-volume commentary series New Testament Message. He earned his doctorate in New Testament Studies from the University of Louvain, Belgium, and completed further graduate studies at Hebrew Union College and Harvard University. He is past president of the Catholic Biblical Association and of the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada. In 1994, the Catholic Library Association of America gave him its Jerome Award for outstanding scholarship. In 1996, the National Catholic Education Association awarded him the Bishop Loras Lane Award for his outstanding contribution to theological education.
“If you're looking to understand Jesus you could do no better than Donald Senior. One of the leading scholars on Jesus, and on the Gospels, Father Senior is a superb companion, teacher and spiritual guide, who will help you, in an accessible and inviting way, come to know both the Jesus of history and the Christ of faith.”
– James Martin, S.J., author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage
- The Jesus of the Scriptures: Introduction
- The Gospels as Portraits of Jesus
- The Origin of Jesus and His Identity as Son of God
- Jesus and His Disciples
- Jesus the Healer
- Jesus as Teacher
- Jesus the Prophet
- Jesus the Christ
- The Passion and Death of Jesus
- The Meaning of Jesus’ Death
- Jesus Risen
- Beyond Jesus: The Risen Christ and the Early Church