The Saving Acts of Jesus
September 22, 2022 6:30pm
Contact: St. Bart's CentralSt. Bart's Central | 212-378-0222
The Saving Acts of Jesus, Thursdays, September 8-October 13, 6:30-8:00 pm
St. Bart's favorite Larry Welborn, Professor of Theology at Fordham University, explores collections of miracle stories found within the Gospels themselves.
Professor Welborn writes: "At this moment, I feel the need to investigate the acts of Jesus, that is, the gospel accounts of how Jesus enacted his primal confidence in the reign of God, through his work as a healer, a liberator from oppressive spirits, an agent of God's righteousness. Some years ago, the great New Testament scholar Paul Achtemeier demonstrated that the Gospel of Mark contains two primitive collections of miracle stories. Robert Fortna argued that a similar collection of the deeds of Jesus is found in the Gospel of John as a "Signs (Semeia) Source". So, our fall course will explore these primitive collections of the saving and liberating acts of Jesus, and the relevance of these stories for our present moment. Perhaps, together, we can find a path beyond our current feeling of powerlessness, and back into constructive action."
All are welcome to join the class via Zoom.