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Feast of the Transfiguration
of the Lord

August 6, 2018
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

Building? or Hearing?

What Jesus meant when he called himself “the Son of Man” is a topic of endless scholarly conjecture.

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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


In Matthew’s lifetime, many actual and potential Mediterranean believers in Jesus were troubled by his shameful death. If this man’s life and ministry were pleasing to God, why did it seem that God abandoned him?

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Leo the Great

May we all therefore be confirmed in our faith through the preaching of the holy Gospel, and let no one be ashamed of the cross by which Christ has redeemed the world.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The gospel involves the use of mythological concepts, but it uses them to interpret history, which is a very different thing.

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