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After Jesus before Christianity

A Bible and Beyond Discussion

Monday, November 21, 2021
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Presenter: Dr. Hal Taussig
Host: Shirley Paulson, PhD

After Jesus before Christianity

Monday, November 22, 2021
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Presenter: Dr. Hal Taussig

This discussion begins a four-month series on a book, After Jesus Before Christianity: A Historical Exploration of the First Two Centuries of Jesus Movementsauthored by the Westar Institutes Christianity Seminar and edited by Erin Vearncombe, Brandon Scott, and Hal Taussig.  This four-part series begins with an overview framing six new discoveries of the past ten years concerning these first two centuries.   These new discoveries are:

  1. Resistance to the Roman Empire (Luke 2:1-20)
  2. Practicing Gender Bending (Acts of Paul and Thecla: 5:1-7:2 — from A New New Testament)
  3. Living in Chosen Families (Acts of Paul and Thecla 29: 1-3; 40:1-43:3 — from A New New Testament)
  4. Claiming to belong to Israel (Philipians 3:4-7)
  5. Diverse Organizational Structures (Galatians 2:1-14)
  6. Persisting Oral Traditions (Matthew 5)