The Book of Isaiah: The Fifth Gospel

Podcast-style audio course - 12 Topics
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
Catholic Theological Union
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The Book of Isaiah: The Fifth Gospel

Podcast-style audio course - 12 Topics
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
Catholic Theological Union
(1 customer review)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00
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Discover anew one of the most influential—and misunderstood—books of the Old Testament.

In The Book of Isaiah: The Fifth Gospel, you will glean fresh insights into the prophet Isaiah’s words. You’ll join Old Testament expert Fr. Leslie Hoppe, who will deftly guide you through the historical context and literary beauty of Isaiah. As you prayerfully reflect upon the verses, you will gain deeper levels of understanding and more informed methods of reading and reflection.

The Book of Isaiah is at once a sublime collection of poetry, an historical document of immense importance, and an inspiring work of faith. From the Catholic lectionary to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Isaiah has played a vital role in the Judeo-Christian tradition.

You will begin by looking at the literary features and socio-historical background of the book. You will then explore in depth certain passages of the text, starting with Isaiah 1 and the Immanuel Prophecy. After looking at the hopeful message of Isaiah 40, you will study the Fourth Servant Song, an important text in the New Testame

Discover anew one of the most influential—and misunderstood—books of the Old Testament.

In The Book of Isaiah: The Fifth Gospel, you will glean fresh insights into the prophet Isaiah’s words. You’ll join Old Testament expert Fr. Leslie Hoppe, who will deftly guide you through the historical context and literary beauty of Isaiah. As you prayerfully reflect upon the verses, you will gain deeper levels of understanding and more informed methods of reading and reflection.

The Book of Isaiah is at once a sublime collection of poetry, an historical document of immense importance, and an inspiring work of faith. From the Catholic lectionary to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Isaiah has played a vital role in the Judeo-Christian tradition.

You will begin by looking at the literary features and socio-historical background of the book. You will then explore in depth certain passages of the text, starting with Isaiah 1 and the Immanuel Prophecy. After looking at the hopeful message of Isaiah 40, you will study the Fourth Servant Song, an important text in the New Testament. You will also explore Isaiah 58 and 66 as well as the afterlife as portrayed in Isaiah.

As you will learn, Isaiah’s message of an eternal commitment of God remains as powerful today as ever. Begin this fascinating Bible study course today.

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Fr. Leslie J. Hoppe, O.F.M., Ph.D., is the Carroll Stuhlmueller Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is the author of several books and many articles on Old Testament interpretation and biblical archaeology, including Isaiah (New Collegeville Bible Commentary: Old Testament), There Shall Be No Poor Among You: Poverty in the Bible (Abingdon Press), The Holy City: Jerusalem in the Theology of the Old Testament (Michael Glazier Books), and The Synagogues and Churches of Ancient Palestine (Liturgical Press).
Fr. Hoppe received a Ph.D. in Religion from Northwestern University and an M.A. in Theology from the Aquinas Institute of Theology. He has served as the President of the Catholic Biblical Association (2015–2016) and is the General Editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly and an associate editor of The Bible Today. He is a member of the Assumption Province, Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) and is a Roman Catholic priest.
Praise for Fr. Leslie Hoppe
“Leslie’s scholarship, writings, teaching, his breaking open of God’s Word have formed my life and the lives of so many women and men who serve the people of God. I am privileged to call him my brother, my professor, my director.” – Jim Gannon, O.F.M., Provincial Minister, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Province
“Fr. Leslie Hoppe, O.F.M., has spent much of his professional life as a biblical scholar exploring the archaeology of the Holy Land. His articles and books have a wonderful knack for making the science of archaeology come alive for the non-specialist. His vast knowledge and his wit make him the perfect guide for those who want to appreciate how the results of modern archaeology have so enriched our appreciation of the Bible and its history.” – Donald Senior, C.P., President Emeritus, Catholic Theological Union

  • Introduction
  • The Literary Context of the Book of Isaiah
  • Judah’s Religious Traditions
  • The Setting and Life of the Book of Isaiah
  • The Social and Economic Conflicts in the Kingdom of Judah
  • Isaiah Chapter 1
  • Isaiah Chapter 7: God with Us
  • Isaiah Chapter 40
  • The Servant of the Lord
  • Isaiah 58: The Restoration is Stalled
  • Isaiah 66: Jerusalem’s Future
  • The Afterlife of the Book of Isaiah

1 review for The Book of Isaiah: The Fifth Gospel

  1. Rev. George E. D., CO

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    I have two courses on Isaiah, one on Isaiah the poet and the second on Isaiah as the fourth gospel. They approach Isaiah from two views and both are excellent.

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