In this study, we will explore the rich symbolism and meanings that shape each of the Passion narratives to better understand and appreciate Jesus’ suffering and death as the ultimate act of self-sacrificing love.
The sessions will be led by Mark Etling, who previously led studies with Shrine Director Fr. Tom Ovalle, O.M.I. on the Book of Revelation, the Infancy Narratives, Women in the Bible, Old Testament Kings and the Beatitudes. Dr. Etling has a Ph. D. in theology and is a part-time theology professor at Saint Louis University.
The two-hour sessions will discuss the narratives of Mark, Matthew, Luke and John, focusing on the details of Christ’s arrest, trial, crucifixion and burial. “Although each of the narratives is fundamentally the same, they are theologically quite different,” explained Dr. Etling. “The theologies of the Passion narratives are based upon the theology and Christology of each of the Gospel authors.”
Cost: 4 sessions for $20
Individual session for $5 each
Receive Diocese Catechist Credits:
Springfield Diocese: Personal Spiritual Enrichment Credit
Belleville Diocese: 2 Catechist Credits per session
For more information on this program and reservations call 618-394-6440.