As we think through what Jesus said and did, we will look for the most appropriate words to identify Jesus, his people, and their work. Presenter: Rev. Gordon Raynal
'Disciple' takes Jesus, his teachings and his followers out of their social context and into a much later realm of church, of doctrine, and of Christianity. Jesus’s followers were pupils, learners, those who sought the acquisition of knowledge.
A tentative assessment of the work of the Jesus followers during the first pandemic depicts relatively small communities who stayed loyal to their healing mission, even though they were somewhat invisible to the overview of the pandemic situation.
Even as far back as the writing of the Gospel of Mary in the second century, two of Mary’s fellow disciples had a hard time dealing with her leadership. Presenters: Dr. Shirley Paulson and Dr. Ally Kateusz (with host Hilary Barner)
This course, After Jesus Before Christianity: New Discoveries, is presented by Dr. Shirley Paulson and Dr. Deborah N. Saxon. The course is designed to help you gain a better understanding of early Jesus people by examining information from a wide variety of sources, including the book After Jesus Before Christianity.
Following up on the March 28, 2022, Bible and Beyond Discussion, our conversation on April 25 continued a study of articulations of Christ peoples’ consideration and elaboration of spiritual resurrection in the first two hundred years CE. Whereas the March study concentrated on the ways Paul’s letters and the Nag Hammadi “Treatise” laid out spiritual resurrection, in this discussion we expanded on notions of spiritual resurrection in passages about empty tombs and visions. Presenter: Dr. Hal Taussig (with host Dr. Shirley Paulson)
In the first two centuries, the early Jesus people understand resurrection of the body as a spiritual event -- ‘spiritual bodies’ is a key phrase. Presenter: Dr. Hal Taussig (with host Shirley Paulson, PhD)
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)