Second Hour: March 17 – Progressive Christians Read the Bible (Part 2)

Jorge Perry Bautista • Any time you take something out of context—a word, an event, a person—you misunderstand it. Part of progressive Christianity is to understand the historical Jesus; therefore we have to situate him in his own world, the world of first-century Palestinian Judaism. In this session we will consider Jesus’ context by giving a brief outline of the political history that had shaped Palestinian life. Then we will consider a range of responses that Jews in Palestine had to their domination by the Romans, including various kinds of silent protests and non-violent and violent forms of resistance.

Join us after worship at 11:45am in the Buckham Room.