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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

Fullness of Life

The account of the raising of Lazarus is an exploration into the fullness of life; in this case it is the fullness found by responding to Jesus as the one Sent by the Father.

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Release from the Tombs

What was irretrievably dead would live again. What looked final was not. What seemed finished had only just begun. As Ezekiel prophesied over the valley of bones, even a people as good as dead could hope in the living God.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Eyes of Faith

The eternal life that Jesus gives his followers does not abolish death but rather transcends it. To continue to believe this firmly is the challenge posed to the survivors by each believer’s death.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Peter Chrysologus

Christ showed his love for his friend not by healing him but by calling him back from the grave. Instead of a remedy for his illness, he offered him the glory of rising from the dead.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The whole person—body, soul, and spirit—is subject to decay and death. Christ has broken this subjection; he has burst the bonds of decay and death by his resurrection from the dead.

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