Jesus’ Greatest Sermon: Understanding the Beatitudes, the Golden Rule, and the Lord’s Prayer

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Jesus’ Greatest Sermon: Understanding the Beatitudes, the Golden Rule, and the Lord’s Prayer

Podcast-style audio & video course -
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
Professor and Graff Chair in Catholic Theological Studies,
(1 customer review)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
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The Beatitudes. The Golden Rule. The Lord’s Prayer.

These are just a few of the central teachings contained within the Sermon on the Mount. Join Father Dennis Hamm, one of Catholicism’s great theology scholars, in exploring the rich meaning of Jesus’ core teaching.

Undoubtedly, the sermon is one of the most powerful parts of the New Testament. Most of us, however, know the Sermon on the Mount only in segments, like the famous sections mentioned above. Now you will hear the sermon as a powerful and profound whole.

You will look at the Sermon on the Mount as carefully packaged and presented by Matthew, as illuminated by other passages in his Gospel, and by the culture of first-century Palestine.

You will also explore Luke’s smaller version, called “the Sermon on the Plain,” paying particular attention to Luke’s context. Luke presents many of the sayings that appear in Matthew’s Sermon, and Fr. Hamm helps you appreciate the way Luke gives these familiar sayings a fresh setting.

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The Beatitudes. The Golden Rule. The Lord’s Prayer.

These are just a few of the central teachings contained within the Sermon on the Mount. Join Father Dennis Hamm, one of Catholicism’s great theology scholars, in exploring the rich meaning of Jesus’ core teaching.

Undoubtedly, the sermon is one of the most powerful parts of the New Testament. Most of us, however, know the Sermon on the Mount only in segments, like the famous sections mentioned above. Now you will hear the sermon as a powerful and profound whole.

You will look at the Sermon on the Mount as carefully packaged and presented by Matthew, as illuminated by other passages in his Gospel, and by the culture of first-century Palestine.

You will also explore Luke’s smaller version, called “the Sermon on the Plain,” paying particular attention to Luke’s context. Luke presents many of the sayings that appear in Matthew’s Sermon, and Fr. Hamm helps you appreciate the way Luke gives these familiar sayings a fresh setting.

Fr. Hamm further illuminates Jesus’ words against the background of the Old Testament, thus bringing you closer to what these sayings meant to their original audiences. With one of Catholicism’s leading bible scholars, discover the enduring power of the Sermon on the Mount today.

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Father Dennis Hamm is Professor of Theology and the Amelia B. and Emil G. Graff Endowed Faculty Chair in Catholic Theology at Creighton University, where he has taught Scripture since 1975. He received a Ph.D. in Biblical Languages and Literature from St. Louis University, and he holds advanced degrees in English and in Philosophy and Letters. Fr. Hamm has been a Fellow at the Yale School of Divinity, a researcher at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, and a scholar-in-residence at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem.

A priest of the Society of Jesus since 1970, Fr. Hamm is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association, the Society of Biblical Literature, the College Theology Society, and Pax Christi. His articles have appeared in many prominent publications, and from 1996 to 1999, he wrote the weekly “Word” column for America. His most recent book is Building Our House on Rock: The Sermon on the Mount as Jesus’ Vision for Our Lives, as Told by Matthew and Luke, published by the Word Among Us Press (2011).

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  • Treasure, Eye, Master, and Your Father’s Care (Matt 6:19-34; Luke 12:13-34)
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1 review for Jesus’ Greatest Sermon: Understanding the Beatitudes, the Golden Rule, and the Lord’s Prayer

  1. Karen

    Do what you hear! — A Praxis for the Sermon on the Mount

    This is not one to take casually, like a book on CD for a long distance drive, or background listening while multi-tasking.

    This one is so contemporary to the preaching and teaching of Pope Francis that it well could be a primer on the man and on his papacy.

    Jesus caution that being a Christian is not a cloak to be worn lightly. As we’ve witnessed in the few short months of Pope Francis’ Papacy– he is committed to doing what he has heard.

    This then is a reminder and challenge of what it means to be a Christian who daily takes up Christ’s Cross to follow Him.

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