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"The Land and it's Loss"

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Sunday, May 19, 2019
10:00 am – 10:45 am
5th Floor, Parish House

On Sunday May 19th, at 10 am, our Theology Classes will continue. The next two classes are entitled "The Land and Its Loss" and in them we will tour this great theme that runs through the Bible to culminate in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

This week, we will look at how four different groups of Jews at the time of Jesus responded to the loss of their land, the return of the Israelites to the land after the exile, and then its virtual loss once more under the Romans. The groups will be the Pharisees, the Essenes, the Zealots, and the Sadducees. Paying attention to these four responses will teach us more about the nature of the land in the Jewish experience. It will also set the scene for Jesus' mold-breaking relationship to the land as a sacred legacy.

As a rule, our primary reference text will be the Authorized Version of the Bible, which will be available at this class.

Everyone is welcome to join us on the Fifth Floor of the Parish House for the class. Coffee and tea will be provided.

If you have any questions, or suggested material that I could read about our topics, please feel free to contact me at mmoretz@SaintThomasChurch.org.

Grace and peace to you,

Matthew Moretz+
Associate Rector


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