Canterbury Academy for Christian Studies
Time: Sundays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Begins: September 15 Extent 12 weeks
Location: M227 Aldersgate
Coordinator: Oliver Clark
Come join us for a 12-week look at the Jesus who lived and ministered in the Galilee of Israel in the first century. Because our main sources for understanding Jesus are the four Gospels of the New Testament, we will talk about how each Gospel paints a different picture of Jesus, and how these differences affect how we use them as historical resources. We will also take a look at: (1) the social and archeological background to the Gospels in ancient Palestine, (2) the methods used to reconstruct a “life of Jesus”, mainly in the last 20 years, (3) and Gospels that did not make it into the New Testament. The primary textbook will be Powell’s, Jesus as a Figure in History, which can be purchased at the Canterbury Resource Center.
Dr. James Strange, an Assistant Professor of Religion at Samford University, who holds the PhD degree in Biblical Studies from Emory University, will lead the course. There is no tuition for the class.
Click here to register online or call Ellen Thomas at 874-1533 or Oliver Clark at 868-6580 for more information.