Date posted: Mar 16, 2018
Explore the Scriptures of Advent and Christmas for a richer celebration of these seasons. In this course you will have the opportunity to break open the Church’s weekday readings for Advent, with emphasis on the dynamic of promise and fulfillment between the Old and New Testament readings as they are organized in the Lectionary. Then, take a closer look at the infancy narratives, and the distinctive approaches taken by the Evangelists. In addition, there will be recommendations for personal prayer practices in preparation for Christmas. No prior experience in Scripture study is necessary.
Featuring videos with the late Rev. Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.
Week 1: Jesus Foretold and Fulfilled in the Readings of Advent
Week 2: Jesus Fulfilled in the Infancy Narratives
This course includes:
All Crossroads courses include these features:
Additional Materials Needed
Although there is a Bible available online, you may wish to have a Bible available in hard copy also.
For online Bibles, we recommend:
All other readings are downloadable from the course site or available via links to other Internet sites.
A participant can expect to spend an average of approximately 4 hours each week. This commitment includes time to view the videos, complete assigned reading, and interact in the online discussion forum.
The late Fr. Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., professor of New Testament, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, prolific author, and editor, New Testament Abstracts.