Keeping Faith & Breaking Ground Episode 13: The Emmaus Road Initiative – Why Did It Take The Resurrection To Save Us?

The Emmaus Road Initiative

Beginning in 2005 and continuing through 2009 Gil Bailie traveled around the country giving a series of monthly presentations and follow-up discussions for religious educators, pastors, parents, and all those committed to fostering faith and bringing it to maturity. This series of eight monthly talks (from September to May) was called The Emmaus Road Initiative.


Without the bodily Resurrection of Christ, Christianity would not exist, and where this article of faith is diminished – by condescendingly referring, for instance, to Resurrection “experiences” – faith itself slowly dissolves or degenerates into some form of Gnosticism.  The antidote to this and the key to rediscovering the gigantic meaning of the Resurrection is to recognize its Trinitarian backdrop, and for that in this session of the E.R.I. we will turn to the Holy Saturday theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar.

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Keeping Faith & Breaking Ground Episode 12: The Emmaus Road Initiative – Why Did It Take The Crucifixion To Save Us?

The Emmaus Road Initiative

Beginning in 2005 and continuing through 2009 Gil Bailie traveled around the country giving a series of monthly presentations and follow-up discussions for religious educators, pastors, parents, and all those committed to fostering faith and bringing it to maturity. This series of eight monthly talks (from September to May) was called The Emmaus Road Initiative.

CD Recordings and downloadable MP3 audio files of these presentations are available on our web store. We also are making them available here on our website below and as podcasts.

While the traveling road show of the Emmaus Road Initiative ended in 2009 we continue to pursue new initiatives to bring our work to the world. The latest of these projects (and an outgrowth of the Emmaus Road series) is “God’s Gamble: The Gravitational Power of Crucified Love” published by  Angelico Press and available from Amazon.

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Keeping Faith & Breaking Ground Episode 11: The Emmaus Road Initiative – Why Did It Take The Incarnation To Save Us?

The Emmaus Road Initiative

Beginning in 2005 and continuing through 2009 Gil Bailie traveled around the country giving a series of monthly presentations and follow-up discussions for religious educators, pastors, parents, and all those committed to fostering faith and bringing it to maturity. This series of eight monthly talks (from September to May) was called The Emmaus Road Initiative.

CD Recordings and downloadable MP3 audio files of these presentations are available on our web store. We also are making them available here on our website below and as podcasts.

While the traveling road show of the Emmaus Road Initiative ended in 2009 we continue to pursue new initiatives to bring our work to the world. The latest of these projects (and an outgrowth of the Emmaus Road series) is “God’s Gamble: The Gravitational Power of Crucified Love” published by  Angelico Press and available from Amazon.

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Keeping Faith & Breaking Ground Episode 10: The Emmaus Road Initiative – What Is Happening In History?

The Emmaus Road Initiative

Beginning in 2005 and continuing through 2009 Gil Bailie traveled around the country giving a series of monthly presentations and follow-up discussions for religious educators, pastors, parents, and all those committed to fostering faith and bringing it to maturity. This series of eight monthly talks (from September to May) was called The Emmaus Road Initiative.

CD Recordings and downloadable MP3 audio files of these presentations are available on our web store. We also are making them available here on our website below and as podcasts.

While the traveling road show of the Emmaus Road Initiative ended in 2009 we continue to pursue new initiatives to bring our work to the world. The latest of these projects (and an outgrowth of the Emmaus Road series) is “God’s Gamble: The Gravitational Power of Crucified Love” published by  Angelico Press and available from Amazon.

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Episode 9: The Emmaus Road Initiative – Why Are We Here?

The Emmaus Road Initiative

Beginning in 2005 and continuing through 2009 Gil Bailie traveled around the country giving a series of monthly presentations and follow-up discussions for religious educators, pastors, parents, and all those committed to fostering faith and bringing it to maturity. This series of eight monthly talks (from September to May) was called The Emmaus Road Initiative.

CD Recordings and downloadable MP3 audio files of these presentations are available on our web store. We also are making them available here on our website and as podcasts.

While the traveling road show of the Emmaus Road Initiative ended in 2009 we continue to pursue new initiatives to bring our work to the world. The latest of these projects (and an outgrowth of the Emmaus Road series) is “God’s Gamble: The Gravitational Power of Crucified Love” published by  Angelico Press and available from Amazon.

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Keeping Faith & Breaking Ground Episode 8: The Emmaus Road Initiative – The Present Time

The Emmaus Road Initiative

Beginning in 2005 and continuing through 2009 Gil Bailie traveled around the country giving a series of monthly presentations and follow-up discussions for religious educators, pastors, parents, and all those committed to fostering faith and bringing it to maturity. This series of eight monthly talks (from September to May) was called The Emmaus Road Initiative.

CD Recordings and downloadable MP3 audio files of these presentations are available on our web store. We also are making them available here on our website and as podcasts.

While the traveling road show of the Emmaus Road Initiative ended in 2009 we continue to pursue new initiatives to bring our work to the world. The latest of these projects (and an outgrowth of the Emmaus Road series) is “God’s Gamble: The Gravitational Power of Crucified Love” published by  Angelico Press and available from Amazon.

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Violence & the Sacred Episode 8: Revenge

This is an address given by René Girard at the Center for International Security and Arms Control at Stanford University in 1993.

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Violence & the Sacred Episode 7: Satan & the Gospels

This is an address given by René Girard at the American Academy of Religion conference held in San Francisco in 1992.

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Violence & the Sacred Episode 6: Atonement

An address given by René Girard at the American Academy of Religion conference held in San Francisco in 1997. Professor Girard is introduced by James Williams.

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Violence & the Sacred Episode 5: An Informal Talk by Rene Girard in Sonoma 1994

This is a recording made in 1994 of Rene Girard giving a presentation to a group of lay people from Sonoma who had been participating in weekly talks by Gil Bailie. Professor Girard had been invited by Gil Bailie to come to Sonoma and informally present his work and answer questions from the group.

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