March 7, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
For many years, Fr Austin has wanted to have a class on the Ascension–perhaps the most overlooked Christian doctrine and yet one of profound importance. Finally, there is a good book that will work for us: Douglas Farrow’s Ascension Theology.
What do we mean when we say Christ ascended into heaven and is seated at the Father’s right hand? Starting Wednesday, January 25, you have the opportunity of studying this doctrine and learning its broad biblical basis, the importance of the ascension being bodily, its relation to the Eucharist, and much more. Farrow’s book is beautifully printed and illustrated, and it is concise (which is not to say it’s light reading!).
Tonight’s class looks at how Mary might be understood in terms of what we have been learning about the ascension, and also at the ‚Äúpolitics‚Äù of the Eucharist‚Äîthe relation of the church to the world which, it turns out, is also shaped by the ascension. We will review chapter 5 and go up to page 104 in chapter 6 (of Douglas Farrow’s Ascension Theology).