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Understanding the “Our Father”
August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Presented by Tim Carmody
$15 donation (lunch included)
(Registration required) In-Person Class
The Our Father is THE prayer of Christians. The problem is that we all know it so well and say it so often that we fail sometimes to allow its images to challenge and transform us. This presentation will situate the Our Father within its context in Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount. We will consider the careful structure of the prayer and then examine the petitions for their comfort and challenge. We will focus primarily on the petitions for bread, forgiveness and no “temptation”.
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.