David Dancing Before the Ark: The Liturgical Theology Implicit in 2 Samuel 6
Chicago, IL 60637
The Most Reverend Robert BarronAuxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles
Fr. Robert Barron
(Rector of Mundelein Seminary/University of Saint Mary of the Lake;
founder of Word on Fire)
David danced before the Ark as an image of humanity dancing with the Lord, recovering the effortless harmony of Eden. In this lecture, Robert Barron will explore the role of King David as a new Adam and cite the solemn protection God extends to the Ark of the Covenant as an example of the importance of proper worship. Throughout the Scriptures, God attempts to “Eden-ize” man — that is, to return him to harmony with Himself, his fellow men and women, and nature — by teaching him “right praise,” culminating in the Lamb’s Supper as foretold in the Book of Revelation.
Bishop Robert Barron has served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdioces of Los Angeles since September 2015. He was formerly Rector and Professor of Faith and Culture at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. He holds a doctorate from the Institut Catholique de Paris and is author of many books, including And Now I see: A Theology of Transformation, and Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith and The Priority of Christ: Toward a Post-Liberal Catholicism. Bishop Barron is also the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, a media group dedicated to the new evangelization, and creator and host of “Catholicism,” a ten-part documentary on the Catholic faith.