202 - Jesus of Nazareth,
Christ of the Cosmos: Model for Living Gospel Equality Today
Facilitators: Dr. Bridget Mary Meehan and Dr.
Mary Theresa Streck
Nazareth, a Jewish mystic, healer, visionary, prophet, teacher, Wisdom
Incarnate, reflected the fullness of God’s love and presence. He is our model
for living Gospel equality and justice today. He said a lot about money, power
and exploitation. He occupied the Temple in Jerusalem and threw out those who
were oppressing the poor. Jesus disciples included “women of means” like Mary
of Magdala and other women who supported his ministry. Jesus reflects the
reality that God loves the excluded, and desires their flourishing.
He challenged religious and civil authorities, questioned religious
beliefs, and presented a new path for inclusiveness , justice, equality that
all believers need today to confront systemic injustice and global inequality
in religion and society. He did this and so much more. This course presents an
in-depth introduction to Jesus of Nazareth and Christ of the Cosmos from the
perspective of contemporary scholarship.
Course registration opens: TBA Cost: Course Overview available upon request.