Wednesday Evening Bible Study Class
Most Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM,
beginning on October 14, 2015
Saint Joseph's Hall
145 West Forty-sixth Street
This year we will continue our reading of
The Book of the Prophet Isaiah
The Prophet Isaiah, Trinity Church, Boston, MA
In October, we will begin reading at chapter 40, as we enter the part of the book known as the "Second Isaiah."
The class is led by Father Jay Smith and is open to all
those who enjoy reading the Biblical text attentively,
while listening respectfully to all the members of the class.
No prior experience is necessary.
Sundays at 10:00 AM in the Mission House,
133 W. 46th Street, 2nd Floor
Access to the classroom in the Mission House is through
the Forty-sixth Street entrance to the church.
Please ask an usher for directions.
Adult Forum: Sundays in October
October 4, 11, 18 & 25
The Two Michelangelos
Michelangelo Buonarroti, Prophet Jeremiah
October 4 & 11: Led by Dennis Raverty, Ph.D.
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), the great Renaissance sculptor, used idealism to represent things as they might be in a perfect world.
Caravaggio, The Crucifixion of Saint Peter
October 18 & 25: Led by Father Jay Smith
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), an Italian painter of the early Baroque period, depicted a harsh and gritty reality with all its imperfections.
This series will address the theological and artistic implications of the work of these two painters against the background of their turbulent times. We hope to learn something about our faith by comparing these two very different artists, both of whom created powerful, well-known pieces of religious art. What should a saint look like? What should images of Jesus look like? How do you tell a biblical story using paint and stone? How has art been used to teach and inspire?
Adult Forum: Sundays in November
November 1, 8, 15 & 22
The Succession Narrative:
2 Samuel 11-20; 1 Kings 1-2
David and Solomon, Saint Mark's, Venice
Led by the Reverend Dr. Peter Ross Powell
This series will ask the question, "What does it mean to be faithful when one has power?" The Succession Narrative has much to say to Christians who live in a nominally Christian society . . . What does the Bible have to say about being faithful when one is in the majority and does not belong to an oppressed minority? . . . This year, both in November and during Lent, we will explore the story of the transfer of power from David to Solomon during a time of disunity and political stress. Examining this history may help us to think about our own situation during this particular moment of discord and political polarization.