In the King James translation of the Hebrew scripture (so-called ‘Old Testament’), the translators consistently employed the gloss ‘assembly,’ while in the New Testament they used ‘church.’
Thecla is willing to die, but she doesn’t patiently endure violence toward her. … So that’s a very different dynamic than what is often presented as the pattern that a good submissive woman should follow. An interview with Dr. Deborah Niederer Saxon.
This is the last of the four Bible and Beyond Discussion studies of the HarperOne book After Jesus Before Christianity. This discussion focuses on the 20th chapter of the book, appropriately called “Conclusion.” Presenter: Dr. Hal Taussig (with host Shirley Paulson, PhD)
For the most part, both biblical scholars and most churches have not paid attention to the almost complete lack of the word “Christian” and the complete lack of the word “Christianity” in the Bible. Presenter: Dr. Hal Taussig (with host Shirley Paulson, PhD)
This second session examines examines the collision of violence by the Roman Empire and confidence/trust/vulnerability of the many Jesus groups of the first two centuries. Presenter: Dr. Hal Taussig (with host Shirley Paulson, PhD)
The book challenges the general public, many churches, and most scholars to re-consider how to think about Jesus and these hundreds of years before there were ‘Christians.’
This first of a four-part series about the book, After Jesus Before Christianity, begins with an overview framing six new discoveries of the past ten years concerning the first two centuries after Jesus. Presenter: Dr. Hal Taussig (with host Shirley Paulson, PhD)
The modern world is so impoverished in its ideas. We have such a narrow range of ways of responding to situations and issues compared to all the ideas that people had before. An interview with Dr. Jason BeDuhn.
The study of these three texts helps point to the very meal-based practice of the first two centuries of Christ people gatherings and the early lack of the later church-based liturgical and mass-related ‘worship services.’ Presenter: Dr. Hal Taussig (with host Shirley Paulson, PhD)
If I’m reading this right, it sounds like the power to heal in the Gospel of Thomas … belongs to those who love unselfishly and unpretentiously.