Saturday, October 17, 2015

5 questions for New Testament scholar John Dominic Crossan

From North Carolina-

John Dominic Crossan won headlines, esteem and condemnation as co-founder of the controversial Jesus Seminar – a group of New Testament scholars in the 1980s and ’90s that claimed Jesus didn’t say a lot of what was attributed to him in the Bible. Crossan, the author of more than 20 books, cast Jesus as a peasant nonviolent revolutionary who was executed by Rome.

This weekend, in a series of talks at Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, Crossan will shift his focus to Jesus’ disciple Paul. This 1st-century evangelist converted Gentiles into believers in Jesus. And Paul’s New Testament letters, or epistles, are still widely quoted today – at weddings (“Love is patient, love is kind...”) and in culture war battles over same-sex marriage and the role of women at home and in church.

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