The Challenge of the Historical Jesus
This seminar is an introduction to and exploration of the genuine challenge that exists in trying to learn about the historical elements the central figure in the Christian Faith.
As a seminar format, participants are welcome to come and learn about not only what we know about the historical Jesus, but the real challenges that exist in that exploration. We will be looking at the history of scholarship, what the gospels do and don’t tell us about the historical Jesus, as well as input from history, archaeology, and anthropological discoveries of 1st Century culture in the region.
No pre-reading is necessary.
|When:||Mondays (5 or 6 sessions)|
|Date:||April 29, May 6, 13, 27; June 3, 10|
|This will not include Victoria Day.|
|Where:||Main Sanctuary at St. Matthew's United Church|
|2035 - 26a St. SW|
|Min/Max:||No formal minimum or maximum, but if the group is larger than 25 we will move the meeting space into the Church Sanctuary, which is wheelchair accessible via lift.|
|Drop-ins are welcome|
|Facilitator:||Rev. John Crowdis|
The Rev. John Crowdis has been serving as the minister at St. Mat-thew’s United Church since July of 2014. A graduate of the Vancouver School of Theology, John is enthusiastic about bringing university-level Biblical scholarship and history in a way that is accessible to everyone.
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Note: The sanctuary is accessible only by a lift. Please contact John if you will need such assistance.