Disc 1 includes three Lessons. Lesson 1 - Atheism and What We Mean By “God”. (21:04 minutes). There are lots of views about God. Some see him as a mythical fairy in the sky, others as the Supreme Being. Some consider him a threat to our freedom. But for Christians, God is not one being among many. He’s not a competitor to our flourishing. God is that which nothing greater can be thought, the strange and unique source of being itself. Before discussing anything about God we must become clear about one question: who is God? Lesson 2 - The Paths to God. (20:27 minutes) In the thirteenth century, St. Thomas Aquinas composed his famous five paths to God. His proofs don’t depend on the Bible or divine revelation. They simply start from the world around us - trees, birds, buildings, and even ourselves. Thomas noticed that none of these things have to exist. But if that’s the case, there must be some cause beind them, something grounding their existence. For Thomas and all Christians since, we know this source of all being by its ancient name - God. Lesson 3 - The Divine Attributes. (23:51 minutes) Once we understand who God is, we naturally wonder, “What is he like? How does he act? We can never fully answer those questions. Yet we can know that God is self-sufficient - he doesn’t need the world but creates it out of love. God is omniscient, knowing all things. God is omnipresent, everywhere in existence. Through these attributes we discover a God who oppresses upon the world, always and everywhere, not aggressively but only with love. In this new Mystery of God six-part film series and study program, Fr. Robert Barron reaches into our rich intellectual tradition to teach us how we can turn the tide of secularism and draw people back to God. Using the insights of St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Pope Benedict, he uncovers a clear yet sophisticated understanding of what we mean by “God”. This program by Fr. Robert Barron includes six lessons on one set of 2 DVDs; 1 Leader’s Guide; 1 Study Program Workbook; and 10 “The Mystery of God Pocket Guide to Answering Atheists”. Additional Participant Guides may be purchased from Catholic Word Publishing Group at 1-800-932-5692 or www.CatholicWord.com
Media ID: 62239
Length: 65
Publisher: Catholic Word Publishing Group
Level: A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult