Increasingly, our secular society denies the important role that Our Lord plays in history. However, in the class Christ: The Center of History, you will journey through the ancient and Biblical world and come to a greater understanding of God’s providential plan, learning to defend and explain the unique role played by Our Savior Jesus Christ in the fullness of time.
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5 Lectures | 2.5 Hours
- History, the Teacher of Christian Life
- The City of God and the City of Man
- Yearning for God: the Great Contribution of the Hebrews
- Messengers of God’s Will, the Unique Gift of the Prophets
- The Fullness of Time
History is not just a record of wars, conflicts, and bloodshed. History has a deeper significance which we can see when viewed with the light of faith and reason shining upon it. You are invited to ponder the great event of Christ’s incarnation, when God entered history at a very specific time and became one with us. “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children” (Gal. 4:4-5). This verse has inspired countless Church fathers and Catholic historians through the centuries to recognize that everything that has taken place in history is part of God’s divine plan. As we look at three great western civilizations at the time of Christ, we see how God was working to prepare the world for the incarnation of His Son.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- Understand the deeper meaning of history from a faithful Catholic perspective
- Survey three key ancient civilizations and their place in God’s plan
- See how God providentially prepared the world for the birth of His Son
- Explore the great mystery of the fullness of time
MEET YOUR NEW PROFESSOR
DR. TIMOTHY O’DONNELL
He was the first layman to receive both his licentiate and doctoral degrees in ascetical and mystical theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. He has taught at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California, and at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.
He is a Knight Grand Cross in the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, and he was appointed by Pope St. John Paul II to serve as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Family.
Additionally, he is the author of Heart of the Redeemer and Swords Around the Cross: The Nine Years War. He has filmed many programs for the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), including “Glory of the Papacy” and “Rome’s Hidden Churches: A Lenten Pilgrimage.”
Dr. O’Donnell and his wife, Cathy, live in Stephens City, Virginia, and have nine children and 15 grandchildren.
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