Sacred Scripture, Salvation History, and the Mass
This course explores how the story of the Bible moves toward liturgical consummation between God and his people. This movement is historical (moving from the Old Testament to the New), as well as vertical (moving from the earthly to the heavenly). In Jesus Christ, we enter the new creation and heavenly temple. All of the Sacraments—quintessentially the Eucharist—make the Paschal Mystery present and enable us to participate in the worship of heaven.
Andrew Swafford is Associate Professor of Theology at Benedictine College. He is general editor and contributor to The Great Adventure Catholic Bible published by Ascension Press and host of the video series (and author of the companion book) Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant as well as author and host of Romans: The Gospel of Salvation, both published by Ascension. Andrew is author of Nature and Grace; John Paul II to Aristotle and Back Again; and Spiritual Survival in the Modern World. He holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake and a master’s degree in Old Testament & Semitic Languages from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Academy of Catholic Theology, and a senior fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He lives with his wife Sarah and their five children in Atchison, KS.