This fall, the Wednesday Study Group will begin the Great Courses series Jesus and the Gospels, by Luke Timothy Johnson.
The figure of Jesus has tantalized both Christians and non-Christians who have sought definitive answers to questions about his words, his acts, and even his very existence. For most of the last 2,000 years, the search for those answers has begun with the Gospels, but the Gospels themselves raise puzzling questions about both Jesus and the religious movement within which these narratives were produced. They also provide sometimes bewilderingly diverse images of Jesus.
What accounts for this great diversity in the images of Jesus that have emerged, or in the approaches taken to understanding the story of his death and resurrection? Is it possible to shape a single picture from the various accounts of his life given us by these Gospels? Can we really know who Jesus was?
Each of the 36 lessons will feature a 30-minute video lecture.
A team of seven people has volunteered to share the discussion leadership.
No other study materials are required for this course.
However, you may want to order either the course outline book or the full lecture transcripts.
Course Outline Book is $10.
Lecture Transcripts Book price depends upon the number we order, between $15 and $35.
Contact Sylvia Campbell no later than September 7 to reserve one of these books: firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-363-9910.
We hope to have the books available at the second session of the series.
All are welcome, and feel free to bring a friend!
Every Wednesday, beginning Sept 10, 2014
10:00 to 11:30am
Hendricks Building Room 301
Questions? Contact Sylvia Campbell at 281-363-9910 or email@example.com