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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

Easter's Freedom

The usual New Testament language about the resurrection is that God raised Jesus from the dead. In other words, the resurrection is not simply an act of the Son; it is a Trinitarian affair, with the Father raising the Son in the power of the Spirit.

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The Testing of Faith

I find the paradox of distance and closeness, of belief and unbelief, repeated over and over again in people’s lives. Although I cannot see when or if it happens to me, it is startlingly clear when I witness it in others.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch


The disciples were traveling from Jerusalem to Emmaus when the risen Jesus joined them, seemingly out of nowhere, opened their eyes to the Scriptures, and then revealed himself to them in the breaking of the bread.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Twelfth Century Author

You see many [people] studying the Scriptures, teaching in cathedrals, preaching in churches, but their works do not agree with their words. With words they claim to have a knowledge of God, but with their deeds they deny it.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Death, understood at the theological rather than the biological level, means a person’s ultimate separation from God as the result of rebellion and consequent alienation.

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