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“We have a high priest who can help us”: Reading the Letter to the Hebrews Kieran O’Mahony OSA (S22-25)

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Tutor: Kieran O’Mahony OSA

Cost: €55

Format: (6 pre-recorded talks and 1 online seminar 7 April, 7.30-8.30pm)

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Module Description

The Letter to the Hebrews occupies a central place in the liturgy of Good Friday. This module offers an introduction to this text, specifically underlining its context and genre, before going on to a close reading of selected passages. The “goal” is to grasp the central message of the letter: the priesthood of Jesus. This teaching was a challenge to the writer who freely acknowledges that Jesus was not a priest in the traditional sense. The Letter is not easy to read but repays the effort because it offers a viable alternative to the western tradition of redemption.

Kieran O’Mahony OSA is an Augustinian friar and a biblical scholar, with particular interest in the letters of St Paul and the Gospel according to John. He taught for many years in the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy (Dublin). Currently, he is publishing a 9-volume series called “Hearers of the Word” on the readings for Advent, Lent and Eastertide. With Jessie Rogers and Seán Goan he is on the team of the newly formed Tarsus Scripture School. For more information visit www.tarsus.ie.

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