Theologian and Scholar, John Dominic Crossan does a masterful job of combining Biblical,cultural and historical understandings of our scriptures and in offering ways to understand how our scriptures inform and intersect with the issues of our lives. In this Book/Bible Study, we will be exploring the Lord’s prayer under Crossan’s tutelage. If you would like to attend and you need childcare, please let Rev. Debra know. The cost of the book is around $20 and it is available through Amazon.ca or Indigo.
Background on Authour: John Dominic Crossan was born in Ireland and educated in Ireland, the United States, Jerusalem, and Rome. He was a member of a thirteenth-century Roman Catholic religious order, the Servites (Ordo Servorum Mariae), from 1950 to 1969 and an ordained priest from 1957 to 1969. He taught at DePaul University, Chicago, from 1969 to 1995. He co-chaired the Jesus Seminar from 1985 to 1996 which met twice a year to debate the historicity of the life of Jesus in the gospels. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and twenty- seven books on the historical Jesus, the apostle Paul, and earliest Christianity.
If you are unable to attend the group, but would like to participate in the on-line discussion, you will find a weekly post on our website and Facebook page following each Tuesday’s discussion including a brief reflection and an opportunity to offer you own insights, questions, etc. Join the conversation!
Crossan writes that the Lord’s Prayer is both a revolutionary manifesto and a hymn of hope. As you begin the reading of this book and a deeper exploration of the Lord’s Prayer, consider in what ways, this prayer might be considered both revolutionary and hopeful?