The Clash of Violence and Confidence/Trust/Vulnerability
Monday, December 27, 2021
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Presenter: Dr. Hal Taussig
This Bible and Beyond Discussion was the second in a series of four that examines the very recent HarperOne book After Jesus Before Christianity: A Historical Exploration of the First Two Centuries of Jesus Movements. This second session examines the collision of violence by the Roman Empire and confidence/trust/vulnerability of the many Jesus groups of the first two centuries. It shows the centrality of Roman military conquest, torture, massive enslavement, oppressive taxation, displacement of peoples, imperial propaganda, and religious dominion in its overarching violence against the peoples it conquered.
Texts utilized in this discussion: I Corinthians 2:1-8; Galatians 2:20; Mark 8:31-36