Fr. Robert Barron has some exciting new projects in the works. Fr. Barron is the author and host of the highly-acclaimed Catholicism series. Starting this May he began filming his newest series called Catholicism: The Pivotal Players. This series is tentatively scheduled for 11 episodes but may include more. The original “players” are St. Irenaeus, St. Augustine, St. Benedict, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Francis of Assisi, Michelangelo, St. Ignatius, St. Catherine of Siena, Bartolomé de Las Casas, G.K. Chesterton, and John Henry Newman. Here’s the trailer for the series. The production quality looks to be just as good as the original Catholicism series.
But that’s not all. Coming next March (2015) Brazos Press will release its latest contribution in the Brazos Theological Commentary series on 2 Samuel authored by Fr. Barron. Here’s part of the catalog description:
In this addition to the series, highly acclaimed author, speaker, and theologian Robert Barron offers a theological exegesis of 2 Samuel. He highlights three major themes: God’s non-competitive transcendence, the play between divine and non-divine causality, and the role of Old Testament kingship. As with other volumes in the series, this book is ideal for those called to ministry, serving as a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups.
Watch for it next March. It will be a hardcover with 240 pages and sell for $29.99.