The Bible Says What?: Dealing with Difficult Scripture Passages

Podcast-style audio course -
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
Professor, Saint John's Seminary
(8 customer reviews)
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The Bible Says What?: Dealing with Difficult Scripture Passages

Podcast-style audio course -
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
Professor, Saint John's Seminary
(8 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

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How much of Scripture has been “lost in translation”?

If you’ve ever had questions about perplexing biblical passages, you will love this course.

Expertly and faithfully taught, this 12-lecture series promises “Aha!” moments by the dozen. You will learn, laugh, and grow as you enjoy this amazing set of talks at home, in your Bible study group, or on the go. You will look at some of the most frequently debated passages in the Bible—ones that often seem at odds with the message of Christianity.

Some passages elude our understanding because of factors such as the ancient culture of the author, the inexactness of a translation, and centuries of creative interpretation—often from outside the Church.

Approaching these sometimes confounding texts forthrightly as both a Scripture scholar and a person of faith, Rev. Patrick Mullen helps lift some of the fog of centuries, culture, language,

Audio Sample:

How much of Scripture has been “lost in translation”?

If you’ve ever had questions about perplexing biblical passages, you will love this course.

Expertly and faithfully taught, this 12-lecture series promises “Aha!” moments by the dozen. You will learn, laugh, and grow as you enjoy this amazing set of talks at home, in your Bible study group, or on the go. You will look at some of the most frequently debated passages in the Bible—ones that often seem at odds with the message of Christianity.

Some passages elude our understanding because of factors such as the ancient culture of the author, the inexactness of a translation, and centuries of creative interpretation—often from outside the Church.

Approaching these sometimes confounding texts forthrightly as both a Scripture scholar and a person of faith, Rev. Patrick Mullen helps lift some of the fog of centuries, culture, language, and translation to reveal the enduring Word of God.

This course will enable you to experience the Bible with newfound joy and understanding.

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Fr. Mullen has taught full time at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California since 1999, when he completed his doctoral studies. A yearly speaker at the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, CA, he has also lectured for the Little Rock Bible Study Summer Workshop, the Texas Catholic Conference, regional conferences in San Diego, Las Vegas, Reno, Boise, Fresco, Phoenix, Utah and San Diego. Ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Fr. Mullen began ministry as a parish priest.

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8 reviews for The Bible Says What?: Dealing with Difficult Scripture Passages

  1. Roxanna

    Everyone who loves the Bible should take this course.

    Fr. Pat Mullen has a very conversational delivery style that is especially good for listening to his course. I like the way he explains the topics in terms of the cultural reality of the time and place in the Bible, and makes things that seem rather strange more understandable. Everyone who loves the Bible should take this course.

  2. Jack R

    Fr. Mullen’s course was very interesting

    Fr. Mullen’s course was very interesting with richness from his scripture background and Ph.D. work on cultural anthropology of Jesus’ time.

  3. Frieda

    Great Aswers to Difficult Questions

    Fr Mullen has a lively voice and delivery that keeps your interest. His explanations of the cultural backgrounds of attitudes toward women and slavery are very helpful and convincing. I appreciate how he clears Mary Magdalene’s reputation. Anyone who has questions about difficult passages in the Bible should listen to these lectures to be enlightened.

  4. Tom

    A lively speaker

    Father Pat is a lively speaker. He is not long winded. Some of the other courses I’ve purchased had dull speakers. The speaker on a CD has to be lively to keep our attention.

  5. Ann-Joyce

    Important questions

    It discusses important questions that have surprising interpretations, such as St. Paul’s references to women.

  6. Deacon Memo R., CA

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    A must-have for people seriously interested in difficult Bible passages.

  7. Linda C., PA

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    I’ve been looking for a course that accurately explains problematic verses in the Bible. Father Mullen does it wonderfully, I can’t wait for my next bible study.

  8. Gary P., TX

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    The content is original, based on the more traditional spiritual and religious programs.

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