Is Jesus Too Radical for Us?

Is Jesus Too Radical for Us?
Date Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7 - 9 p.m.
FeaturingDr. Luther E. Smith Jr. (Professor Emeritus, Emory University) and Helen Bruch Pearson Smith (Professor Emerita, Emory University)
Location Eastlund Room - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
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SponsorsOffice of the President <br/> Office of the Provost<br/> Office of Academic Affairs<br/> Reconciliation Studies Program, Department of Sociology and Reconciliation Studies<br/> Office of Campus Ministries

Event Description

As Christian disciples whose identity and purpose are grounded in following Jesus, how might we respond faithfully when we experience Jesus as disturbing who we understand ourselves to be and who we are becoming? And what can women in the Bible teach us about the challenges and transformations that occur when encountering Jesus?

Dr. Luther E. Smith Jr. is a world-renowned expert on Howard Thurman. He is the author of Howard Thurman: The Mystic as Prophet and Intimacy and Mission: Intentional Community as Crucible for Radical Discipleship

Professor Helen Bruch Pearson Smith will explore the significance of women in the Bible through the lens of reconciliation and agency. She is the author of Do What You Have the Power to Do: Studies of Six New Testament Women and Mother Roots: The Female Ancestors of Jesus.

Facilitated by Dr. Claudia May, Program Director of Reconciliation Studies, Bethel University

Open to the public


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