This course is about Jesus of Nazareth. It is wonderfully taught by one of the world’s leading Catholic New Testament experts. We give it our highest possible recommendation.
Surely no one has made a greater impact on human history than Jesus of Nazareth. His life, example, and teachings have had a profound influence on every generation since His death and resurrection. The quest for Jesus is unending, on the part of people of faith and modern scholars.
Many images of Jesus have been popular over the centuries: the Crucified Jesus, the Jesus of the Last Judgment, the infant Jesus in the Christmas crib, the majestic Jesus the Pantocrator in the great Byzantine basilicas, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus—just to name a few.
While the images of Jesus that have been revered in Christian piety are to be respected, the most authentic source for our understanding of Jesus remains the New Testament and, in particular, the four Gospels. Through these 12 special talks, you will discover the nature of the four Gospels, their historical reliability, and the distinctive dimensions of Jesus’ mission portrayed by the evangelists.
The portrait of Jesus found in the four Gospels and echoed in the rest of the New Testament writings remains powerful, beautiful, and compelling. Discover the truly life-giving Jesus, the one alive in the Church and the world today: the Jesus of scripture.
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About Your Presenter
Donald Senior, C.P., is president of the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he has taught the New Testament since 1972. 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. In addition to having written books and articles too numerous to list, Fr. Senior is general editor of The Bible Today and The Catholic Study Bible, as well as coeditor of the 22-volume commentary 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. In 1994, the Catholic Library Association gave him its Jerome Award for outstanding scholarship. In 1996, the National Catholic Educational Association awarded him the Bishop Loras Lane Award for his outstanding contribution to theological education.
- 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