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Names for the Messiah | Advent Study

Rev. Cathy Sweeney will lead an Advent study based on Walter Bruegemann’s “Names for the Messiah,” beginning Tuesday Night, Nov 27, at 6:30pm. The class will last for 4 weeks, ending December 18, and we will meet in room N154.This will be the last study of 2018 for the Tuesday Night Women’s Bible Study group.


A description of the book, from Amazon:

“In Isaiah 9:6, a divine utterance is given to us using four royal titles–Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Names for the Messiah ponders each title and how the people understood it then, how Jesus did or did not fulfill the title, and how Christians interpret Jesus as representative of that title.

Christians have claimed from the beginning that Jesus was the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament. In this study, best-selling author Walter Brueggemann tackles the questions: “What were these expectations?” and “Did Jesus fulfill them?” “