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¬†The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible encourages readers to explore how the vital roots of the ancient Christian tradition should inform and shape faithfulness today.¬†In this addition series, Bishop Robert Barron offers a theological exegesis of 2 Samuel. He highlights three major themes: God's non-competitive transcendence, the play between divine and non-divine causality, and the role of Old Testament kingship. As with other volumes in the series, this book is ideal for those called to ministry, serving as a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups.
"Fr. Robert Barron is a great teacher of the Church and a gifted biblical commentator who breaks open the Word of God for our day as Ambrose and Augustine did for theirs."
- George Weigel,
Distinguished senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
"In this book, Fr. Barron brings his theological erudition to the task of interpreting sacred scripture.¬†The result will be a delight for all his readers.¬†Not only will they relish the many profundities of the text, but they will be able to join the author in wrestling with its various conundrums.¬†Even the challenging parts of David's life are handled in fresh, creative, and--most important--productive ways."
- Gary Anderson,
Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Theology, University of Notre Dame
"Fr. Robert Barron is one of the clearest and most compelling Christian communicators I know. He is a scholar, yet he relates easily to all the faithful. As a preacher he reaches both mind and heart. Now, in this major biblical commentary, he has given us a book that measures up to the standard already established by this excellent series. The story of 2 Samuel 'lives and breathes' in Barron's words."
- John H. Armstrong,
President, ACT3 Network, Carol Stream, Illinois
Sample Episode - The Law of the Gift
Delve into this new series with the complete Study Program materials to understand King David and Christ as the fulfillment as the King of Kings. These study materials were written by Dr. Jacob Wood, associate professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, under the direction of Bishop Barron.
Meet during seven 90-mintue sessions to explore the Davidic themes of Kingship in the Old Testament and their fulfillment in the New! Each section of the study guide provides a detailed commentary on the DVD and “Questions for Understanding" based on the presentation, Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Each section also includes “Questions for Reflection" that help you connect the material to your own life and experience.
Each session includes DVD viewing and small group discussion of Study Guide questions. Participants read the commentary in the study guide and prepare the questions before the small group discussion. This preparation can be accomplished either before or after they view the DVD, as the Commentary in each lesson is very detailed.
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DOWNLOADABLE SUPPORT MATERIALS
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David the King - Sample Lesson
David the King - Certificate of Completion
David the King - Bulletin Insert/Flyer (editable)
David the King - Poster
David the King - Large Poster
Registration Form (editable)
Bishop Robert Barron - Biography
“Managing Personalities” - Powerpoint Presentation