A BIBLE STUDY & LECTURE SERIES
RECORDED SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSES
Fr. Vincent Pizzuto, PhD
To learn to read the gospels as theological "Portraits of Christ," whose literary "brushstrokes" reveal Christ in unique ways
To examine not only the stories in the gospels but also the story of the gospels themselves, how they came to be written, and what this teaches us about how to interpret them
To distinguish the two senses of scripture -- the Literal (i.e., literary or plain sense) and the Mystical (i.e., the spiritual sense), and how each informs the other
To foster, for contemplatives, the capacity for a more prayerful rumination and "Lectio Divina" on the gospels
Father Vincent Pizzuto, PhD is Professor of New Testament Studies and Christian Mysticism in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco. He received his doctorate in New Testament Exegesis from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (2003) and has since published and presented internationally in the areas of New Testament christology, ecological discipleship, marriage equality, inter-religious dialogue, Christian mysticism and contemplative Christian spirituality. In 2018 he published his second book, Contemplating Christ: The Gospels and the Interior Life with Liturgical Press; translated in Spanish, Contemplar a Cristo: Los Evangelios y la vida interior, (Desclée de Brouwer) in January 2022.
Contemplating Christ: The Gospels and the Interior Life with Liturgical Press; translated in Spanish, Contemplar a Cristo: Los Evangelios y la vida interior, (Desclée de Brouwer) in January 2022.As an Episcopal priest Fr. Vincent serves as Vicar of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church and Retreat House in Inverness, California. Working for the advancement of contemplative Christianity, he has reinvigorated the mission and ministry of St. Columba’s through the introduction of contemplative eucharistic liturgies, public lectures, online courses, directed retreats, thought provoking sermons, an online blog and a weekly online study of his book through the Meditation Chapel.