2017 Program Archive

BRINGING FORTH THAT WHICH IS WITHIN YOU
Reflections on the Gospels Other than the New Testament

Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church
9961 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, California, 95624
(916) 685-3681

The Early Cristian Communities where as rich with creativity as they were divided over the “authentic” teachings of Jesus which they believed were handed on to them through the Apostles.  The Canonical and extra-canonical Gospels all claimed the Apostolic Authority.  Our four part series will explore some of these writings with special attention given to one of the most important Apostles of all, Mary Magdalene, whose person and mission is rather constant in the diverse literature of the Early Christian Communities.

Four Friday Mornings
10:30 am – 12:00 Noon

January 13, 2017
THE EARLY CHURCH’S UNDERSTANDINGS OF JESUS
Reflections on the Apostolic Authority of the Didache – The Teachings of the Twelve

February 10, 2017
THE GREAT TEACHER OF THE WAYS OF JESUS
Reflections on the Persona of Mary Magdalene – The Apostle to the Apostles
The Eastern Churches, The Gospel and Sayings of Mary Magdalene 

March 10, 2017
THE GOSPEL OF PHILIP
Reflections on the Nature of Jesus and his Special Relationship with Mary Magdalene  over and against Peter

 April 7, 2017
THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS
Reflections on the “Q” Source found in Matthew and Luke
The necessity and rise of the New Testament as such

 

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
interfaithpeaceproject.org

peace@thomaspbonacci.net
(925) 787-9279

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MERCY CENTER
AUBURN, CA

The Spring Program

EXPLORING THE COURAGE AND WISDOM OF MARY MAGDALENE
Four Distinct Reflections

March 11, 2017
What does it mean to follow after Jesus?
We will explore the Early Christian understanding of discipleship
introducing the model and example of Mary of Magdalene
The Apostle to the Apostles
Insights from the Liturgical Traditions

May 13, 2017
Exploring the Model of Discipleship
An Exploration of the Gospel in a Person
Mary Magdalene According to the Synoptic Gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John

July 15, 2017
What is the Nature of the Feminine Mystical Tradition?
Mary Magdalene According to the so-called Gnostic Gospels

September 30, 2017
The Future of Ministry and Discipleship in the Community of Jesus
Is there a Global Following of Jesus beyond the traditional Christian Communities?

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Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
640 Baily Road  #301
Pittsburg, CA  94565

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