Jesus Seminar on the Road
Ancient Searches for Belonging and the Encounter with Violence
April 15-16, 2016
United Church of Norman, Oklahoma
Teachers, mainstream media, and many others assume that Christianity began with the incarnation of Jesus Christ or the preaching of Paul, but the evidence from the first and second century points to a very different way of understanding the origins of what eventually became Christianity. It tells a story of a maelstrom of social brokenness, minglings of unfamiliar people, and off-beat ways of identifying, engendered by the violence of the Roman Empire.
Registration is open and begins this week with reduced rates for those who register early.
The program is being led by
Hal Taussig (Ph.D., The Union Institute) is Visiting Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He also is Professor of Early Christianity at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia. His books include A New New Testament (2013), Re-Reading the Gospel of Mark in the Midst of Pain and Trauma (2013); and A Thunder: Perfect Mind (2011).
Maia Kotrosits (PhD, Union Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Religion, Classics, and Queer Studies at Denison University in Ohio. Her most recent book is Rethinking Early Christian Identity: Affect, Violence and Belonging. She has also co-authored two books (with Hal Taussig): Re-reading the Gospel of Mark Amidst Loss and Trauma and The Thunder: Perfect Mind: An Introduction and New Translation.
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