“Biblical Prophecy, Social Justice … and Hope”
with Fr. Bill O’Shea
Wednesday: September 28,
October 19, 2011
6:30 – 8 p.m.
The Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center
711 W. Monroe, Chicago, Room 25 A&B, 2nd floor
Vere, Tu es Deus Absconditus (Truly, You are a hidden God).
Our examination of Biblical prophecy will consider the “hiddenness” (or incomprehensibility) of God as itself a source of the possibility of faith today. As the Jewish mystic-philosopher Alfred Kazin put it: “the central question for today is how to be a free individual, untempted by convention or ideology, yet morally responsible to the unknown source of all value that it is convenient to call God.”
This series also will explore:
- where do prophets get their information?
- can prophets be mistaken?
- Jesus Prophet;
- and, an examination of the virtue of Hope in theologians such as Thomas Aquinas, Karl Rahner, and contemporary Catholic thinkers such as Charles Taylor.
If you wish to prepare for the series, Fr. Bill O’Shea suggests reading the Old Testament Book of Joel and asking yourself the question: what seems odd here? Please join us for this fascinating exploration of Biblical prophecy, social justice and hope!
To register for this program, please contact Tammy Roeder at: email@example.com, or 312.798.2350. Your generous stewardship of Old St. Pat’s allows us to offer this program without a fee.
Fr. O’Shea is a frequent presider at our Sunday Liturgies, and Old St. Pat’s is delighted to have him offer this program for us.