Sundays at CTU with Fr. Donald Senior, C.P.
Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 3:00 PM
Rev. Donald Senior, C.P., President, Catholic Theological Union, cordially invites you to attend a Sunday afternoon experience.
October 30, 2011
3:00 pm Lecture – Exploring the Farside: Biblical Visions of the Afterlife
Rev. Donald Senior, C.P.
President and Professor of New Testament Studies
4:00 pm Sunday Eucharist
Rev. Dave Komatz, O.Praem.
Reception to follow
About the Lecture:
As the feasts of All Saints and All Souls approach, we think of our loved ones who have gone before us and, as Christians have for centuries, wonder what life beyond death truly is. The biblical peoples, too, yearned to know more about the “far side.” This Sundays at CTU presentation will consider in word and artistic images the rich variety of metaphors that the Scriptures use in an attempt to unders tand what our destiny beyond death may be. For most of its history in biblical times, the people of Israel had no clear convictions about the afterlife. The later influence of Greek culture brought by Alexander introduced the notion of human immortality. And with Jesus and the startling notion of resurrection, a whole new vision of the poss ibilities of life beyond death breaks into the biblical horizon. As Paul wrote to his community at Corinth, “At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirr or, but then face to face…”.
In keeping with the Church’s practice of remembering the faithful departed in liturgies during the month of November, we invite you to include with your R.S.V.P. the names of three persons who have died this past year.
Please R.S.V.P. by October 26
phone: 773.371.5411 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org