What Is Faith? Gift, Mystery, Life

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What Is Faith? Gift, Mystery, Life

  • Director of Biblical Education,
  • Loyola Institute for Spirituality, Orange, CA
12 Conferences (5 CDs) including Electronic Study Guide
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What is faith?

The answer to this question might seem obvious: believing in the existence of God. A better response, however, is more multi-dimensional and nuanced than that.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has emphasized the need for faith, calling to “the need to rediscover the journey of faith so as to shed ever clearer light on the joy and renewed enthusiasm of the encounter with Christ.” Now, you are invited to rediscover the power of our Christian faith with scripture expert Fr. Felix Just, S.J.

For Christians, “faith” involves both what we believe and whom we believe (God the Father and Jesus Christ, in whom we place our trust). Thus, faith is not only something we can learn and teach, but more importantly something that we must put into practice and action—in worship, ethical living, charity, and prayer.

We will begin by considering the various meanings of faith and believing. After exploring the biblical foundations of faith, we will survey how the Church further defined and lived the Christian faith over the past 2000 years, especially in its councils, creeds, and catechisms. Finally, we will consider how growing in faith is a lifelong process, both in continued learning about our faith and in ever deepening our trusting relationship with God.

Embark on this remarkable journey through our Christian faith and grow stronger in your relationship with God today.

Cover Art: "Celebration," by John August Swanson. Copyright © 1997. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Introduction: What Is “Faith”?
  • Old Testament: Foundations of Faith
  • Synoptic Gospels: Faith as Trust
  • Gospel of John: Believing for Eternal Life
  • Acts and Paul: Faith as God's Gift
  • Epistle of James: Faith and Works
  • Hebrews: Role Models for Faith
  • Early Christian Creeds: Faith Professed
  • Ecumenical Councils: Faith Defined
  • Second Vatican Council: Faith Renewed
  • Catechism: Compendium of Christian Faith
  • Growing in Faith: A Lifelong Process
About Your Presenter

Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D. is the Director of Biblical Education at the Loyola Institute for Spirituality in Orange, California. He is also the Academic Coordinator of the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Program and the Deacon Formation Program for the Diocese of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Since receiving his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Yale University, Fr. Just has taught at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, the University of San Francisco, and the University of Santa Clara. He is also a past director of the Center for Religion and Spirituality at LMU. Fr. Just regularly teaches courses, gives public lectures, and leads retreats, days of prayer, and parish missions. For more information about Fr. Just and his work, check out the internationally recognized website he maintains: http://catholic-resources.org.


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An unsurpassed walk through our Catholic Faith
Look no further for a definitive, all-encompassing, easy to understand explanation of our Faith. The Study Guide alone is worth the purchase. Another home run for Father Felix Just, S.J. Review by David Walker (Posted on 11/3/2012)
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