What is the table on Maundy Thursday is the real intent of Holy Week? And that Good Friday is the moment that Rome decides it is going to destroy the table? So, Rome introduces the cross to stop the feast from going any further than that upper room.
In this episode, Bishop Wright and Diana Butler Bass continue their conversation on freeing Jesus through a discussion of the triduum, the three days before Easter, and the argument that Maundy Thursday, the day before the triduum, and the day of The Last Supper, might very well be the most important day of them all. Listen in for the full conversation.
Diana Butler Bass, Ph.D., is an award-winning author, popular speaker, inspiring preacher, and one of America’s most trusted commentators on religion and contemporary spirituality.
Diana’s passion is sharing great ideas to change lives and the world—a passion that ranges from informing the public about spiritual trends, challenging conventional narratives about religious practice, entering the fray of social media with spiritual wisdom and smart theology, and writing books to help readers see themselves, their place in history, and God differently.
She holds a doctorate in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of eleven books. Her bylines include The New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN.com, Atlantic.com, USA Today, Huffington Post, Spirituality and Health, Reader's Digest, Christian Century, and Sojourners. She has commented on religion, politics, and culture in the media widely including on CBS, CNN, PBS, NPR, CBC, FOX, Sirius XM, TIME, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and in multiple global news outlets. In the 1990s, she wrote a weekly column on religion and culture for the Santa Barbara News-Press, which was distributed nationally by the New York Times Syndicate.
She and her husband live in Alexandria, Virginia, with their dog and their sometimes-successful backyard garden.