Gain deep spiritual insights into the Bible.
The Bible is a treasure trove of deep spiritual insights and heroes of the faith. While Catholics frequently deepen their spirituality through the New Testament, the Old Testament is often overlooked. As you will discover in Biblical Spiritualities, however, the Old Testament is a treasure of wisdom, encouragement, and inspiring accounts of faith.
Your guide for this journey is one of the country’s leading Old Testament scholars, Prof. Kathleen O’Connor, Ph.D. The William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, she was president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2008-09. Under her guidance, you will gain invaluable insight into the spirituality of the Old Testament.
In this 12-lecture audio course, you will look at themes and passages selected from a variety of Old Testament books. Although these sacred books address the realties of ancient Israel, their messages resound throughout the centuries to believers in search of the God who makes all things new. No single book or text provides a roadmap for true spiritual living by itself; instead, these texts work together to call us to witness God’s presence in the midst of both joy and suffering. The God that emerges in the Old Testament is ultimately one of hope.
This course will open your mind and heart to the Old Testament’s spiritual jewels. You will love this series.
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About Your Presenter
Kathleen M. O’Connor is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, emerita, at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary and an M.A. from Providence College. Previously, she taught at the Maryknoll School of Theology and has taught frequently in local churches and given courses in Central America, Thailand, Japan, and Ireland.
The former president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, Professor O’Connor has also been active in the Society of Biblical Literature. Professor O’Connor received a Henry Luce III Fellowship (2004-5) to write Jeremiah: Pain and Promise (Fortress, 2011), in which she draws from trauma studies to show how the prophetic book addresses profound suffering. Another of her books, Lamentations and the Tears of the World (Orbis, 2002), received first prize in Scripture from the Catholic Press Association, 2003. She is also the author of Job: New Collegeville Bible Commentary (Liturgical Press, 2012); The Wisdom Literature (Liturgical Press, 1988); and The Confessions of Jeremiah (Scholars Press, 1988); and she is the co-editor of Troubling Jeremiah (Sheffield Academic Press, 1999).
- Embracing the Divine Life that Courses Through the World
- The Psalms and the Call to Praise
- The Psalms and the Struggles of Daily Living
- Genesis and Life in a Cosmic
- Genesis and the Call to Step into the Unknown
- The Book of Exodus and Freedom to Praise
- Amos and the Rushing Waters of Justice
- Ezekiel and Dry Bones that Live
- Second Isaiah and the Promise of Comfort
- The Book of Ruth and the Spirituality of Coincidence
- The Book of Job an Encounter with God in the Storm
- The Book of Ecclesiastes and Not Knowing