The Institute of Catholic Theology at St. Thomas the Apostle will be offering a class entitled “Reading Scripture with the Church” beginning March 22. The class is available both online and in person, and will utilize Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week by Pope Benedict the XVI. Below is the description of the class along with a link to the registration page.
Reading Scripture with the Church: A Case Study
THURSDAY EVENINGS 6:30PM-8:30PM
March 22nd – May 10th
Professor: Gayle Somers, MA
Register for this course
The Church calls us to read the New Testament in light of the Old Testament, or, as scholars say, to do “canonical exegesis.” How do we do this? Happily, in his book, Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week, Pope Benedict XVI gives us an outstanding example of this kind of Scriptural reading. We will use the book as our text to learn how our familiarity with the Old Testament deepens and enriches our understanding of the Gospel accounts of Christ’s Passion, an excellent Lenten opportunity.
Text: Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week by Pope Benedict XVI