Fall Non-Credit Course: "The Living Jesus at the Intersection of History and Faith"

Nov 30, 2021
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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6:00 Dinner | 6:30 Lecture

This weekly non-credit course is open to current students and faculty. Registrants are free to attend as many sessions as they choose. Sessions do not presuppose previous attendance or prior knowledge of the subject.

Jesus of Nazareth, a Galilean Jew crucified in a remote corner of the Roman Empire nearly 2,000 years ago, is considered one of the world’s greatest teachers and the founder of its oldest institution. More books and films have been produced about Jesus than any other historical person.  This non-credit class will consider both what historical methods can ascertain about Jesus and the meaning and warrant for the Christian belief that Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God and the universal Savior. 

October 5 | Introductions; the questions we bring; the modern quest(s) for the ‘historical’ Jesus

October 12 | The Gospel of Mark: the earliest narrative of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection

October 19 | The Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ: historical event and theological meaning

October 26 | Transformative Encounter with the Living Jesus: St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians

November 2 | Early Christological Controversies & the Nicene Creed

November 9 | Encountering the Living Jesus in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

November 16 | Jesus through the centuries in Christian art

November 30 | Contemporary Christology: fake news vs. “Good News”




For all events held at Gavin House, the Lumen Christi Institute follows Chicago Department of Public Health Guidance for in-person gatherings. Please see here for the city’s most up-to-date guidelines. These are guidelines subject to change.
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