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Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
To the point
• First Two Readings
• Experience

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Abram, Israel, Jesus and Us

Though it may not be obvious at first, the Transfiguration vision of this Sunday's Gospel is part of that same thread stretching back to Abram.

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The Long Haul

What happens if we listen to Jesus? Most of us have been listening for years. Supposedly that is one of the reasons we still show up in church. It’s his call we are heeding.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch


What does the transfiguration story say to contemporary Western believers? In his honor and shame culture, Jesus maintained steadfast trust in God no matter how shameful his life experiences appeared. To a large degree, he had no other choice in his culture. But his faith and trust paid off.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Leo the Great

The pages of both covenants agree with one another. He who had been promised beforehand by mysteriously veiled signs was now revealed clearly and distinctly in the radiance of his glory.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Paul uses Abraham as the paradigm of faith, even of Christian faith. Faith is obedient response to the call of God, and therefore it opens up channels for the redemptive action of God, in history and in the world.

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