Isaiah in the Light of Christ
with Dr. Peter Williamson
A free online EQUIP course brought to you
by the Institute for Lay Ministry of Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

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Free Online Self-Paced Course

Sunday, November 19 - Saturday, December 16

Join us this Advent season as Dr. Peter Williamson, Adam Cardinal Maida Chair in Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, explores the writings of the prophet Isaiah in the Light of Christ. 

The Old Testament is full of prophecies foreshadowing the coming of Christ Jesus, which is arguably most evident in the prophet Isaiah, read by the Church during the high points of the liturgical year. As we prepare ourselves to celebrate the coming of Christ this Advent, we invite you to join us for this FREE online Equip course.

Completing at your own pace, you can use this course as an Advent study to grow deeper in your personal relationship with Jesus.

How is this course structured?

This FREE, non-credit course is being offered online using the seminary's learning management system, Canvas. Upon signing up for the course, students will receive a username and password for accessing the online class. Return users can use the same credentials.

The class will be conducted online giving students the freedom to engage with the material and complete course tasks around their own schedule. The class will consist of four modules which can be completed according to the individual's own pace.

Each module will be hosted by Dr. Peter Williamson, Adam Cardinal Maida Chair in Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

Each module will include:

- Lecture Video (~20 minutes)
- Lectio Divina Exercise (~10 minutes)
- Personal Assessment Quiz (~5 minutes)
- Supplemental Reading Material

The goal of the course is not to deliver a high level of rigor or stress but instead to engage Catholics who want to learn more about their faith.

Consider this an Advent study or a retreat experience, done at your own pace.  This is an opportunity to grow deeper in your relationship with the Lord and with others.

What will be covered? 

Module 1: A Remarkable Prophecy in an Unlikely Context

Module 2: A Virgin Shall Conceive

Module 3: To Us a Child Is Born

Module 4: The Branch from Jesse's Roots; the Beginning of a New World

presented by:

Dr. Peter Williamson

Dr. Peter Williamson

Adam Cardinal Maida Chair in Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary

"For to us a child is born, 
    to us a son is given; 
and the government shall be upon his shoulder, 
    and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, 
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace"
Isaiah 9:6, ESV-CE
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