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INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED THEOLOGY AT BARD COLLEGE TO HOLD WEEKLY LENTEN LECTURES FROM TUESDAY, MARCH 20, THROUGH APRIL 3 Bruce Chilton will lead discussions titled "Rabbi Jesus: Death and Resurrection"
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Institute for Advanced Theology at Bard College will hold weekly Lenten lectures, titled \"Rabbi Jesus: Death and Resurrection,\" on Tuesdays from March 20 to April 3 in Bard Hall. The lecture and discussion will follow lunch, which begins at noon.
In the series of three lectures the Reverend Dr. Bruce Chilton, Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion and director of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College, will conclude his three-year cycle of lectures on Jesus. New participants are welcome and can catch up on the previous narrative by reading Professor Chilton’s recent book Rabbi Jesus (Doubleday, 2000). In this series he will examine Jesus’ execution, burial, and resurrection. Recent research and archaeological discoveries have opened fresh possibilities for the understanding those events. The political situation of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus’ death will be explained, and the actual location of his burial (not the Church of the Holy Sepulcher) will be identified. This information will cast new light on what it meant when Jesus’ followers experienced him as risen from the dead. The series of lectures and discussions will conclude with an assessment of the early Christian understanding of resurrection, in all its variety.
Professor Bruce Chilton is a scholar of early Christianity and Judaism and the author of the first critical translation of the Aramaic version of Isaiah (The Isaiah Targum, 1987) and of academic studies that put Jesus in his Jewish context (The Galilean Rabbi and His Bible, 1984; The Temple of Jesus, 1992; and Pure Kingdom, 1996). He has taught in Europe at the Universities of Cambridge, Sheffield, and Münster and in the United States at Yale University (as the first Lillian Claus Professor for New Testament) and Bard College. Throughout his career he has been active in the pastoral ministry of the Anglican Church; he is presently rector of the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Barrytown, New York.
A donation of $5 for lunch is requested, but the lecture and discussion are free and open to the public. Reservations are required; to reserve a place call the Institute at 845-758-7279 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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