Gospel of John 101: How to Read and Understand Christianity's Favorite Book

Podcast-style audio & video course - 12 Topics
Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
Professor of New Testament Studies, CTU
(18 customer reviews)
Audio Download + Subscription
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Audio Download + Subscription
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Gospel of John 101: How to Read and Understand Christianity's Favorite Book

Podcast-style audio & video course - 12 Topics
Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
Professor of New Testament Studies, CTU
(18 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

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Explore the Fourth Gospel with one of Catholicism’s leading biblical scholars.

From the time of its first appearance, the Gospel of John has gripped the imagination and the hearts of Christians. Composed towards the latter part of the first century, the so-called “Spiritual Gospel” presents a compelling and distinctive portrait of Jesus and His mission.

Now you can explore this powerful portrayal of Jesus with Rev. Donald Senior, one of the world’s top biblical scholars, as your personal teacher. You will explore the remarkable philosophical and theological understanding John kindled. Inspiring and beautifully written, the Gospel of John will move you to encounter the Word of God anew.

John the Evangelist paints a powerful portrait of Jesus Christ. Distinctive from the synoptic gospels in both style and substance, John reflects a unique type of Jewish literature and contains perhaps the most developed theology in the New Testament. As you move through its powerful Christolog

Audio Sample:

Explore the Fourth Gospel with one of Catholicism’s leading biblical scholars.

From the time of its first appearance, the Gospel of John has gripped the imagination and the hearts of Christians. Composed towards the latter part of the first century, the so-called “Spiritual Gospel” presents a compelling and distinctive portrait of Jesus and His mission.

Now you can explore this powerful portrayal of Jesus with Rev. Donald Senior, one of the world’s top biblical scholars, as your personal teacher. You will explore the remarkable philosophical and theological understanding John kindled. Inspiring and beautifully written, the Gospel of John will move you to encounter the Word of God anew.

John the Evangelist paints a powerful portrait of Jesus Christ. Distinctive from the synoptic gospels in both style and substance, John reflects a unique type of Jewish literature and contains perhaps the most developed theology in the New Testament. As you move through its powerful Christological themes, you will truly see Jesus as the incarnate Word of God.

Throughout the millennia, mystics and ordinary Christian disciples have been drawn to this gospel. It expresses, in powerful words and symbols, the heart of Christian faith: that in Jesus the eternal Word of God has become incarnate. In contemplating the person of Jesus, the Risen Christ, the disciple encounters the human face of God.

Encounter the Word of God in the Gospel of John today.

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Fr. Donald Senior is one of Catholicism’s leading New Testament scholars. He is President Emeritus of the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he is also a professor of the New Testament. A Roman Catholic priest of the Passionist order, Fr. Senior has served on the Pontifical Biblical Commission since Pope John Paul II named him to it in 2001. He has taught and led study tours in the Holy Land for over 25 years. In addition to having written books and articles too numerous to list, Fr. Senior is the general editor of The Bible Today and The Catholic Study Bible, as well as coeditor of the 22-volume commentary series New Testament Message. Fr. Donald Senior earned his doctorate in New Testament Studies from the University of Louvain, Belgium, and completed further graduate studies at Hebrew Union College and Harvard University. He is past president of the Catholic Biblical Association and of the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada. In 1994, the Catholic Library Association of America gave him its Jerome Award for outstanding scholarship. In 1996, the National Catholic Education Association awarded him the Bishop Loras Lane Award for his outstanding contribution to theological education.
 
Praise for Fr. Donald Senior
 “If you’re looking to understand Jesus you could do no better than Donald Senior. One of the leading scholars on Jesus, and on the Gospels, Father Senior is a superb companion, teacher and spiritual guide, who will help you, in an accessible and inviting way, come to know both the Jesus of history and the Christ of faith.” – James Martin, S.J., author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage
“Father Donald Senior is a leading expert on the Gospel of Matthew. No one is more qualified to explain its intricacies. Not only are his insights the fruit of technical expertise, but his reflections are pastorally sensitive and inviting. Now You Know Media has done a great service to produce these accessible, user-friendly resources. Highly recommended!” – Fr. Ronald D. Witherup, P.S.S.
“Whoever allows Donald Senior, C.P., to be their guide through the Gospel of Matthew is in for a wonderful experience. Having immersed himself in studying, teaching, and preaching this Gospel for decades, Fr. Senior both opens up the meaning of the text and leads one to embrace its transformative power for believers today.” – Sr. Barbara Reid, O.P., VP and Academic Dean at CTU

  • Introducing the Gospel of John
  • The Prologue of John’s Gospel as Its “Center”
  • The Prologue and the Christology of John
  • The Meaning of Discipleship in John's Gospel
  • The Johannine Discourses
  • The “Signs” of John's Gospel
  • The Bread of Life Discourse
  • Opposition to Jesus
  • The Raising of Lazarus as the Summation of the Mission of Jesus
  • The Farewell Discourse of Jesus
  • The Passion of Jesus in the Gospel of John
  • The Resurrection of Jesus in the Gospel of John

18 reviews for Gospel of John 101: How to Read and Understand Christianity’s Favorite Book

  1. James

    Fr. Donald’s presentation is comprehensive, enlightening.

    Fr. Donald’s presentation is comprehensive, enlightening. I love how he contrasts john with the synoptic gospels.

  2. Marie

    I found this course special!

    I found this course special, as it took me back to study of years ago, and represented it all with great clarity and at a pleasing pace, and even more insights into each section of the Gospel.

  3. Jane

    Inspiring and challenging.

    The presentation on John’s Gospel is instructive in terms of New Testament study, but most of all it is inspiring and challenging. I listen every day to these recordings; they are part of on-going formation. Thank you

  4. Janet

    This is very helpful for the listener to obtain an understanding of the text.

    Donald Senior does a fine job in explaining the intricacies of this Gospel. He sets up the scenes by explaining the history behind the events that take place in John. This is very helpful for the listener to obtain an understanding of the text. Also, his voice has character and is very pleasant to listen to.

  5. Mary

    Wonderful!

    Father Senior is so very knowledgeable and is a wonderful presenter.

  6. Barbara

    Fr. Senior is an excellent scripture scholar!

    Fr. Senior is an excellent scripture scholar who is able to communicate simply the meaning of scripture.

  7. Donna

    Makes you want to hear MORE.

    Don Senior is such a great scholar and he presents his material in a very understandable manner, sharing his expertise in a way that makes you want to hear MORE.

  8. Mr. Trey

    The Gospel of John was a great way to listen and drive, to hear the story again, and learn new perspectives!

    The Gospel of John was a great way to listen and drive, to hear the story again, and learn new perspectives, especially during Lent and Holy Week. Always can be open to learning and finding new ways to share the Gospel.

  9. Donna S., OSF, WI

    Fall Survey: October 2016

    Don is an excellent presenter. I’ve had a couple courses with him at Catholic Theological Union—so knowledgeable— an informative, gentle, humble, sgtraightforward presentation–just as he himself is. GREAT!!!

  10. Dcn James S., Canada

    Fall Survey: October 2016

    Father Senior is an excellent speaker and teacher. His Content is very solid and interesting.

  11. Anonymous

    Fall Survey: October 2016

    You could feel the depth of spirituality of the presenter

  12. Anonymous

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    The depth and prayerfulness of the speaker was evident

  13. Maureen O., Canada

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    Donald Senior’s passion for Scripture is contagious.

  14. Anonymous

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    Most of the courses are aimed for the average Catholic desiring to go deeper into a topic and are very good for that, but for those with a deeper background on the topic already they are pretty basic.

  15. Maureen O., Canada

    2017 Christmas Survey

    It is the presenter’s knowledge and passion for the subject that provides an authentic experience of Jesus, the Christ to the one participating in the content of the DVD.

  16. Anonymous

    He is a scholar; information is clear, understandable

  17. Margaret C., TN

    2018 Spring Survey

    I have listened to this course on the Gospel of John a couple of times over the years and, just like text Scripture study, my appreciation of God’s word and love of his Son have deepened more and more.

  18. Deanna Rose V., RSCJ, CA

    Gospel of John intended as a course was also useful as a retreat!

    Gospel of John intended as a course was also useful as a retreat, we discovered! Of course, with Don Senior, one always gets quality spirituality mixed in with quality scholarship.

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