Garden of Eden and God’s Will for Our Future
August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presented by Dr. Tim Carmody
$10 donation suggested
(Registration required) In-Person Class
The story of the Garden of Eden is one of the best-known Biblical stories. But, when we read the account, it is easy to focus on the portrayal of the first sin and punishment instead of the message of God’s original creation. This presentation will look at the significance of God’s creation of humans and the garden and how it reveals God’s purpose for humanity. Then we will be able to see that the failure in the garden is actually telling us about God’s will for our future.
Dr. Timothy Carmody, Professor Emeritus of Theology at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, is a graduate of the Catholic University of America and a long-time member of the Catholic Biblical Association. In 2018 he was awarded a CCD/CBA Grant by the USCCB for developing and teaching biblical courses in the deacon formation program for the Diocese of Jackson. His book, Reading the Bible (Paulist Press 2004), is a well-used textbook in college courses and Bible study groups. He is also the author of The Gospel of Mark: Question by Question (Paulist Press 2008). He continues to give lectures, workshops, and retreats on the Bible throughout the country.