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Video Father John Behr: The Great Mystery: We Shall All Be Changed

On October 21st, 2023, father John Behr held a lecture in the Coptic church in Amsterdam, entitled The Great Mystery: We Shall All Be Changed (1 Cor 15:51): “After speaking about death and resurrection in his first letter to the Corinthians, the Apostle changes voice to proclaim the mystery: we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed! What is this mystery that Paul speaks about and how was it understood by the Fathers?” In this lecture, Fr John looked at the Apostle’s apocalyptic reading of Scripture and, building upon his work on St Irenaeus and more recently St Gregory of Nyssa, explored how they understood our lives as a process of becoming human, finally through death, resurrection, and transformation.

We are happy to be able to offer a recording of this lecture, in case you missed it or would like to revisit it:

The handout is included in the video.

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