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Biblical Scholars to Present Jesus Seminar in Minneapolis
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Avenue at Franklin
Prominent New Testament scholars Arthur Dewey, Th.D., Professor of Theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Hal Taussig, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, will present a Jesus Seminar on the Road (JSOR) at Plymouth Congregational Church Apr. 26-27 titled Reframing Christian Scriptures: How Newly Discovered Texts Open the Past and Future.
The last 150 years have witnessed a wide range of exciting new discoveries of early Christian literature not included in the New Testament. Documents such as The Gospel of Thomas, The Gospel of Mary (Magdalene), The Gospel of Peter, The Gospel of Truth, The Thunder: Perfect Mind, The Letter of Peter to Philip, The Secret Revelation of John, The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, and many others have begun to reshape how the beginnings of Christianity are conceived. It is now clear that a great diversity of often competing, early Christian literature existed, that cannot be best assessed using the categories of orthodoxy and heresy, biblical or non-biblical. This Jesus Seminar on the Road examines how a more diverse set of Christian scriptures can change the way we understand Christian beginnings.
All sessions will take place at the Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis, Minn., and are open to the general public. Attendees who register by April 12 will receive a 20 percent discount. Registrations can be submitted online at www.westarinstitute.org or by calling Westar Institute at (503) 375-5323.