Fables and Faith: Understanding the Gospel with Aesop’s Fables

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Length: 5 hrs and 1 mins
Associate Professor of English and Theology,
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Fables and Faith: Understanding the Gospel with Aesop’s Fables

Podcast-style audio & video course -
Length: 5 hrs and 1 mins
Associate Professor of English and Theology,
(2 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

Illuminate the truth of the gospels by exploring timeless fables.

Fables delight us and teach us the most important lessons about our lives. As this retreat shows, they also illuminate the message of the Gospel.

You will join one of the leading experts on fables on a 12-part retreat that uses the fables of Aesop, Fontaine, and others to help you deepen and enjoy your Christian spiritual life. Underneath their seemingly simple narratives, fables demonstrate the most universal themes of existence.

Your presenter is Rev. Gregory Carlson, a Jesuit priest, professor, and the founder of the Fable Collection at Creighton University. His delightful renditions of such timeless Aesop stories as “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Fox and the Grapes” will draw you in and delight you. As you explore these fables, you will come to a deeper spirituality of gratitude and fuller image of God.

Steeped in the tradition of Ignatian spirituality, Rev. Carlson invites you to discernment in your daily life. You will also explore the dynamics of the Ignatian Two S

Illuminate the truth of the gospels by exploring timeless fables.

Fables delight us and teach us the most important lessons about our lives. As this retreat shows, they also illuminate the message of the Gospel.

You will join one of the leading experts on fables on a 12-part retreat that uses the fables of Aesop, Fontaine, and others to help you deepen and enjoy your Christian spiritual life. Underneath their seemingly simple narratives, fables demonstrate the most universal themes of existence.

Your presenter is Rev. Gregory Carlson, a Jesuit priest, professor, and the founder of the Fable Collection at Creighton University. His delightful renditions of such timeless Aesop stories as “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Fox and the Grapes” will draw you in and delight you. As you explore these fables, you will come to a deeper spirituality of gratitude and fuller image of God.

Steeped in the tradition of Ignatian spirituality, Rev. Carlson invites you to discernment in your daily life. You will also explore the dynamics of the Ignatian Two Standards.

As you explore the fables, you will discover novel and engaging methods of understanding humility. You will look at the ways in which the Christian life is magnified by Aesop’s fables, but you will also see how the Gospel expounds on virtues that are sometimes absent in fables.

If you are looking to deepen your spiritual life while enjoying delightful stories, you will love this engaging retreat.

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An award-winning teacher, Fr. Gregory Carlson, S.J., D.Phil., is Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Deglman Center for Spirituality at Creighton University. A priest of the Society of Jesus, he has taught classics at the College of the Holy Cross, Creighton, and Marquette University. He has also been an invited chairholder at Georgetown University and John Carroll University. Fr. Carlson received his master’s degree in Classics from St. Louis University, his Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and his doctorate summa cum laude from the University of Heidelberg.
In 1979, Jesuit superiors asked him to leave his tenured position at Holy Cross to help create a seminary for the humanities education of younger Jesuits at Creighton University. At Creighton, he has won the coveted Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. His courses in Greek literature, world literature, and the humanities have regularly included the reading of Homer’s Odyssey. He also served as President of the Vergilian Society from 1999 to 2001.
Praise for Fr. Gregory Carlson
“Years ago Fr. Greg Carlson was one of my most influential teachers at Holy Cross. His teaching was a model of both clarity and inspiration, and in my thirty years of teaching Classics I have tried to model my teaching on his. When he left Holy Cross, he was so well loved that students dedicated the yearbook to him.” – Jim O’Hara, George L. Paddison Professor of Latin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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  • Who Is This God?
  • The Human Train Wreck: What Happens When We Do Not Let Ourselves Be Loved by God as We Are
  • The School of Hard Knocks: Discernment and Decision
  • Let's Be Honest: See and Come
  • Please Tell Me Who I Am
  • I'm Nobody! Are You Nobody Too?
  • Me First, It’s All About Me
  • Whose Ox Is Getting Gored?
  • Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
  • He Ran Then, and He Is Still Running Now: Freedom from and Freedom For
  • What Western Fables Do Not Stress

2 reviews for Fables and Faith: Understanding the Gospel with Aesop’s Fables

  1. Tom

    Rich experience

    Excellent presentation about the parables of Jesus lit by the perspective of the fables. A rich experience.

  2. Anonymous

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    In one word -delightful. On back of case is the following sentence which perfectly describes it: “If you are looking to deepen your spirituality while enjoying delightful stories, you will love this engaging retreat.”

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