The Jesus of Scripture

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The Jesus of Scripture

  • Professor of New Testament Studies, CTU
  • Pontifical Biblical Commission
12 Lectures (5 Discs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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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. Bristling with inspirational insights, this life-changing program will deliver you to the heart of the Gospels.

No individual’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 are powerful, beautiful, and compelling. They remain a unique and riveting type of literature: biographies that were meant to inspire and transform.

The video version of this course contains carefully selected images, informative text, and engaging graphics.

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Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide. 2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser. 3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • 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
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.

Fr. Donald Senior 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.

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Customer Reviews (0)
Summer 2018 Survey
His manner of speaking is very clear, pleasant, and understandable. The content is solid, and informative. I especially appreciated the art he feature and thought it enhanced his presentation. I hope you will have him give a retreat. Review by Aimee Ferguson, Gloucester, MA USA (Posted on 7/5/2018)
2018 Spring Survey
The new literary critical approach to the Gospels emerged, treating them in a way that listeners don't have to get overly caught up in the minutiae of history and sources, as fine as that method is. A truly honest and authentic treatment of the literary genre of Gospel as this will lead listeners into a deeper appreciation of the various portraits of Jesus in Matthew's, Mark's, Luke's, and John's presentations. Review by William Mulcahey, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA (Posted on 4/9/2018)
2018 Spring Survey
It was informational and spiritually helpful. It helped my personal reflection and my preaching. Review by J. Clifton Marquis, Fort Mitchell, AL (Posted on 4/9/2018)
2017 Christmas Survey
The Jesus of Scripture by Rev. Senior was very well presented and a great way to explore the life of Christ. Rev. Senior presents extremely well with his soothing voice and passionate expression. I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to know more intimately all the vital aspects of Jesus. Review by Al Torres, San Antonio, TX, USA (Posted on 12/15/2017)
2017 Christmas Survey
We used this program with a small group of adults and found great enthusiasm for the program as well as for our use of it. Donald Senior is confident before the camera and easy to watch. A couple other presenters have been less comfortable in their role. Review by Jeanine Fried, Albuquerque, NM USA (Posted on 12/14/2017)
Summer Survey: July 2017
Fr. Donald Senior is a superb presenter on identifying Jesus in the Scriptures through each of the Evangelists. He presents a very good image of Jesus and his teachings in a easy to understand way. Review by Joe Mueller Dothan, AL USA (Posted on 7/7/2017)
Summer Survey: July 2017
Donald Senior has has a simple, unassuming, and relaxed presentation based on tremendous knowledge and lifelong study. He is easy to listen to and trustworthy. He is not presenting his own theories or hypotheses.... Review by Marilane McCarthy Lakewood, Colorado USA (Posted on 7/6/2017)
Winter Survey: January 2017
I have played some of this in my graduate course on the Synoptic Gospels. One of my students used it for a Scripture Study course in a parish. We regularly give an award for Scripture Studies at our graduation ceremony and for the pat several years this program has been the award. Review by (Sister) Marion C. Moeser Orchard Park, NY USA (Posted on 1/8/2017)
Winter Survey: January 2017
Fr Senior is a a scholar, a pastor of the intellect and spirit, a most welcome companion/leader on my faith journey. Review by Dcn Mark Cesnik, Tucson, AZ, USA (Posted on 1/7/2017)
Winter Survey: January 2017
The course material led me to think about Jesus' days as He lived His life in this world. We are becoming more and more like two friends. Review by Kenneth Siarkiewicz Tucson, AZ USA (Posted on 1/6/2017)
Winter Survey: January 2017
It was very insightful and well organized and beautifully delivered. Review by Dcn James Shaughnessy Toronto Ontario, Canada (Posted on 1/5/2017)
Winter Survey: January 2017
I really liked Donald Senior's lectures on Jesus in the Gospels. They were inspiring as well as informative. Review by Sr Clare Hand, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Posted on 1/4/2017)
Each time I listen to his presentations I learn something new!
As a permanent Deacon I found the course to be fascinating and very informative. Rev. Donald Senior, C.P., S.T.D., is clearly a subject matter expert and an excellent presenter. Each time I listen to his presentations I learn something new! Review by Dcn. Dennis (Posted on 4/28/2016)
Jesus came alive to me in this course.
Jesus came alive to me in this course. I love scripture and work in RCIA and I was able to play parts of this course for the Inquirers who think Catholics don't know scripture. Review by Elaine (Posted on 4/28/2016)
Scholarly but very understandable!
I used Fr. Don Senior's " Jesus of Scripture" as an adult ed class. It was scholarly but very understandable for those with minimal background.
Review by Sr. Phyllis (Posted on 11/23/2015)
Fr. Senior is one of the best English speaking Scripture scholars in the world.
Fr. Senior is one of the best English speaking Scripture scholars in the world. And yet his presentation is simple and direct which makes it easy for persons with little scripture background to learn a lot.
Review by Barbara (Posted on 11/23/2015)
2015 Spring Survey
Jesus of the Scriptures was informative but not too difficult for those without a formal scriptural background. Review by Sr. Phyllis Schenk, O.P., Illiopolis, IL, USA (Posted on 5/20/2015)
2015 Spring Survey
Very fine and up to date presentatioins by an expert in the field of Catholic Biblical studies. Review by William Mulcahey, Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA (Posted on 5/20/2015)
Fr. Senior is very competent in the area of scripture. He easily brought the topic to our life today. Review by Sr. Phyllis Schenk, O.P. Illiopolis, IL 62539 (Posted on 4/14/2015)
An exceptional overview of Jesus as presented in the Scriptures by world class Catholic authority. Review by Denton Harris, Beaumont, Texas, USA (Posted on 4/14/2015)
Fr. Donald Senior is an outstanding presenter that makes the material very accessible to his audience. Review by Barbara Smith Scarborough, Maine, USA (Posted on 4/14/2015)
Both the content of the program and the presenter are of world-class excellence! Review by Rev. Nghia Cao, CSsR, Liguori, MO, USA (Posted on 4/14/2015)
Well done and informative
More than once, I have taken a CD and listened to it while getting ready for bed at night. Without fail, I have found each of the CDs well done and informative. Review by Jack (Posted on 8/28/2013)
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