Fr Maurice Hogan SCC discusses his guide to a fruitful and prayerful reading of each of the four Gospels in turn.
Fr Maurice is a member of the Missionary Society of St Columban. Ordained in 1965, he has served as a misisonary in Japan and more recently in Hong Kong. He was Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical University, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and a former member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission (1996 – 2007). He is presently Director of World Missions Ireland (Pontifical Mission Societies).
The Four Gospels – Following in the footsteps of Jesus
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All Catholics – laity, religious and clergy alike – are invited by Pope Francis to reach out to show others the beauty of the Christian life and the joy that flows from it. To evangelise others, though, we must first be evangelised ourselves
The narrative of Jesus as related in the four Gospels facilitates the process of Christian initiation and maturation. They introduce us successively to the Christological (Mark), ecclesial (Matthew), missionary (Luke-Acts) and contemplative (John) dimensions of Christian discipleship. Through a better understanding of the story of Jesus we are enabled to become ‘missionary disciples’ and ‘contemplatives in action’
The Four Gospels: Following in the Footsteps of Jesus provides an accessible and informed guide to the fruitful and prayerful reading of each of the four Gospels in turn. In this way, believers are equipped to consolidate their belief and are better placed to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ with courage and conviction.
Publisher: Veritas (March 2015)