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Six Wednesday mornings at 8:30 beginning March 18 at Shepherd University.
JESUS (and PAUL) BEFORE CHRISTIANITY (Part 2). Before Jesus was converted into a “white evangelical American Christian,” he was a devoted child of Judaism promoting a this-worldly vision for social justice and peace. Before Paul was turned into an anti-Semite misogynist, he was busting ethnic and gender boundaries with a pluralistic, inclusive vision. What happened? We will examine the scriptural foundations of the original “Jesus Movement” and see how it went awry. This new course will begin with a review of Part 1. Textbook: The New Testament (Contemporary English Version ONLY). If you attended Part 1 in the Fall, bring your copy to class. If you did not, copies will be provided at the first class ($2.50).