Dominic Crossan in Carson City
the Diocese of Nevada enjoyed the unusual opportunity to participate in
3 days of lectures and discussions with Jesus Seminar member and Professor
JOHN DOMINIC CROSSAN, March 4-6 in Carson City. The opening lecture and
discussion was hosted by St. Teresa's Roman Catholic Church and the balance
of the sessions were at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, which organized
Part of the
now annual LENTEN LECTURES conceived and arranged by members Kim Morgan
and Victoria Riley, the series was launched in 2004 hosting Dr. Marcus
Borg. Dr. Crossan will be followed in 2006 by Walter Wink on March 24-26.
who until his retirement taught Comparative Religion at DePaul University,
centered his topic on The Historical Jesus and American Christianity,
|Lunchtime during the Crossan
"Who is your God?""What is the content of your Faith?""What
is the Purpose of your Prayer?" and "What is the Function of
our world as addicted to violence and sees true Christianity as centered
in non-violence; and the message of Jesus to be about changing our unjust
world into a world of God’s radical inclusiveness and equality.
|Dr. Crossan with
DESERT SPIRIT editor, Barbara Wiess
n the final
presentation, he contrasted the Pre-Enlightenment view of Jesus with Post-Enlightenment,
commenting that the largest difference between the First and Twenty-first
centuries is the exponential increase in the societal drug called violence.
in need of withdrawal," he said. As Christians, he indicated that
we need to do everything we can to lower the amount of violence rhetorically,
physically and politically.
Crossan's comments on The Passion of Christ (Movie)
the Whole Truth (An Autobiographical Oddesy)
from The Westar Institute
November 24 on “Fresh Aire” (National Public Radio)