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Surprise, Shock and Gospel: The Parables of Jesus
Location: Conference Center
Category: Weekend Opportunities
Date: Thursday June 25, 2020 through Sunday June 28, 2020
Cost: $325.00
Minimum Deposit: $100.00

Description:

7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 25 to
Noon Sunday, June 28, 2020


Due to the COVID-19 crisis
this event has been cancelled.


Surprise, Shock, and Gospel:
The Parables of Jesu
s
with
 Fr. George Smiga, S.T. D.



Jesus preferred to teach in parables. The gospels are filled with these images and stories that are both elusive and powerful. They engage, delight, and disturb those who hear them. This series of lectures will explore what parables are, how they work, and what Jesus' parables reveal about the Kingdom of God.



George M. Smiga, S.T. D. is a nationally known author and lecturer in scripture  and homiletics. A priest of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, he serves on faculty of StMary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Wickliffe, Ohio. He is author  of Pain and Polemic: Anti-Judaism in the Gospels published in 1992 and The Gospel  of John Set Free: Preaching Without Anti-Judaism published in 2008 (both by Paulist Press). He has contributed to Pondering the Passion: What’s at Stake for Christians and Jews (Sheed & Ward, 2004) and Mel Gibson’s Bible: Religion, Popular Culture, and “The Passion of the Christ” (University of Chicago Press, 2006). His article  on “Caravaggio” is published in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Art (2015). In 2009 he was the Walter and Mary Tuohy Professor at John Carroll University  in Cleveland. He writes a monthly column for Living With Christ (Bayard) and contributes regularly to Give Us This Day (Liturgical Press). His website is buildingontheword.org.

Registration:

If you would like to register for this or any of our programs, there are several easy ways to do so. 
You may:
• click the "Register" link located at the bottom of this page
• call 724-964-8886 to speak with a member of our friendly staff
• complete and mail a printable registration form along with your payment to:

     Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center
     2067 Evergreen Road
     P.O. Box 424
     Villa Maria, PA 16155 

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