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October 2017
$10 - $55

Re-Thinking the Christ Movements of the First Two Centuries

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Friday night lecture anticipates and introduces the amazing diversity, social innovation, and humour-filled challenge to Roman imperialism that the four Saturday lectures will deepen. This is a stunning challenge to the conventional picture of the so-called “early churches.” The dynamic beginnings of the early Jesus communities are legendary but sometimes forgotten or contested. There is a widespread misconception in the Church that the “Jesus Movement” during the two or three centuries after Jesus’ crucifixion was recognisably similar to modern…

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$10 - $55

Professor Hal Taussig – Saturday Lectures

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday Lectures: 1.The Messy Mix of Early Christ Movement Texts: Both conventional Christianity and secular culture assume that the New Testament fell fully-formed to earth and hit someone on the head shortly after Jesus died.  This lecture shows how no such thing as a Christian canon could have happened before the fifth century CE. Replacing the Notions of an Orthodoxy-Heresy Story of How Christianity Began: There is a presumptuous narrative inherent in most secular and Christian understandings which assumes a…

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