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Adult Education Sunday Morning Class Update

For anyone interested in understanding the profound effect Jesus had on the world, it’s important to realize that his actions and teachings didn’t emerge from a vacuum. Rather, they were the product of a fascinating dialogue with—and reaction to—the traditions, cultures, and historical developments of ancient Jewish beliefs.

In fact, early Judaism and Jesus are two subjects so inextricably linked that one cannot arrive at a true understanding of Jesus without understanding the time in which he lived and taught.For anyone interested in understanding the profound effect Jesus had on the world, it’s important to realize that his actions and teachings didn’t emerge from a vacuum. Rather, they were the product of a fascinating dialogue with—and reaction to—the traditions, cultures, and historical developments of ancient Jewish beliefs. In fact, early Judaism and Jesus are two subjects so inextricably linked that one cannot arrive at a true understanding of Jesus without understanding the time in which he lived and taught. 

Our Sunday morning adult education class is learning about this linked relationship in a DVD course with the title Jesus and His Jewish Influences taught by Dr. Jodi Magness, a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The class is just 55 minutes long, meeting in the church library at 9:00 am, an hour before the Sunday morning worship service.

The class format consists of a 30 minute DVD presentation by the teaching professor, leaving the remainder of class time for discussion.

Last modified onMonday, 03 July 2017 16:32
Scott Astley

Scott has been the Church Administrator with Shalom UCC since January 2015.

Website: astleysolutions.com
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