NT Wright explores his book Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters with the folks at Moody Bible Institute. He gets some lecture time and then there is a very civil debate which is refreshing to see after that.
Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152)
How did a small group following an apocalyptic prophet in Palestine become Christianity – what is now called a “world religion”? This small movement saw many changes in the second, third, and fourth centuries, from the development of different sects, philosophical theologies, and martyrology, to the rise of monasticism, and finally to the ascension of Constantine to the throne and the Christian Roman Empire. It was not until the nineteenth century, however, that the term “world religion” came to be used and Christianity was categorized as such.
00:00 – Chapter 1. Christianity in the Second Century: Gnostics, Philosophers, Martyrs, and Apologists
20:26 – Chapter 2. Christianity in the Third Century: Asceticism, Monasticism, and Persecution
26:20 – Chapter 3. Christianity in the Fourth Century: Constantine and the Church Councils
30:36 – Chapter 4. Christianity as a “World Religion”
36:36 – Chapter 5. The Growth of Christianity before Constantine and Q&A
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses
This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
Paula Fredriksen, Aurelio Professor of Scripture, Boston University and author of From Jesus to Christ and Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews sheds new light on the origins of anti-Semitism and opens a path toward better understanding between two of the worlds great religions. She focuses in particular on the vast change from Paul to Augustine in the Christian message of Jewish redemption. Series: Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies [Humanities] [Show ID: 16027]
A sermon by Francis Chan
We are spending the week focusing on Christology, the study of Jesus Christ. Ashish Naidu Associate Professor of Theology at Biola University covers ‘Who is Jesus Christ?’ and the rabbit hole that goes after that.
Pete Rollins shares his journey in examining the resurrection, what we’ve forgotten about and what might offend us. Good thing the audio is good for this because he moves really fast. Might have to watch this more than once to get it all. If you have never listened to Pete go down the rabbit hole then you need to, if he offends you he will at least do it with some stories to put perspective upside down.
Peter Rollins offers some of this thoughts on modern Christianity and some of his theological explorations, followed by a Q&A time with Pete and Barry Taylor, Brehm Center professor of arts and culture. brehmcenter.org for more information.
With all this talk about Jesus having a wife this week. Why not bring up the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls has revolutionized our picture of the early history of Judaism and of the Jewish background of early Christianity. With the completion of the publication of the entire scrolls collection, it is now possible to draw significant conclusions from this treasure trove of ancient documents. This illustrated lecture by Professor Lawrence Schiffman will discuss the discovery of the scrolls, the archaeology of Qumran where the scrolls were unearthed, the nature of the library, and its significance for the study of Judaism, Christianity and their common destiny. Series: Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies [1/2003] [Humanities] [Show ID: 7032]
Christopher Rowland shares a myriad of topics in this ‘timeline’ project from people of the church, protestant movement, mission of the church and more. He references “Radical Christianity” which is seen as a movement towards the root message of Christ in personal reflection and action.
This is an extract from one of our timeline projects. Please visit our timeline website for more information and to access our online editions of our timelines.
I was/is a big fan on Rob Bell’s Drop Like Stars hard cover book with its artistic design weaved into the message.
This is Rob’s Drop Like Stars road show that went on tour. He covers some great points on dealing with loss, clearing out the excess of life, and coming to know God’s purpose for you. This isn’t our normal academic theological talk, and many disagree with Rob’s theology all together. That is okay, not every talk we publish is agreeable to everyone. Somehow we feel that God is big enough for them all.
If you want to order the tour DVD: Drops Like Stars Tour Film
Amy-Jill Levine is one of the foremost sought after scholars of New Testament. One aspect that is unique to Dr. Levine is that she is Jewish and a New Testament and Jesus Scholar. She laces this talk with a lot of biblical period context as well as mix of the Jewish and Christian theologies. As well she tosses in a number of jokes.
Definitely recommend her book: The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus
Amy-Jill Levine is Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. A self-described “Yankee Jewish feminist teaching in a Protestant seminary,” Levine examines modern Jewish religious and cultural issues with historical rigor, critical sensitivity and a frequent dash of humor in this address at UCSD. Series: “Burke Lectureship on Religion & Society” [6/2001] [Humanities] [Show ID: 5577]