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Jesus scholar Crossan will speak at Presbyterian church
The Hawk Eye, Burlington Iowa ^ | 08/11/2012 | press release

Posted on 08/11/2012 11:21:14 AM PDT by iowamark

MOUNT PLEASANT - It's a long way from Tipperary, Ireland, but John Dominic Crossan has traveled that way to become an expert on the historical Jesus.

Crossan will bring his expertise to Mount Pleasant on Aug. 18 and 19 as scholar in residence at First Presbyterian Church.

Crossan's recent book, "The Power of Parable," will shape the focus of three lectures Aug. 18.

At 2 p.m., he will speak on "Types of Old Testament Parables" and at 3:30 p.m. on "The Challenge Parables by Jesus." The evening lecture, "The Gospels as Parables about Jesus," will begin at 7 p.m.

Crossan will take questions following each lecture and sign copies of his books, which will be available for purchase, from 6 until 6:30 p.m.

On Aug. 19, Crossan will speak during the 9:45 a.m. worship service. Afterward, he will provide an additional presentation and respond to questions.

The scholar in residence weekend includes an art show opening at 1 p.m. Aug. 18.

A box supper will be served at 5 p.m. Aug. 18, with a free will offering taken. Call (319) 986-5851 by Monday to reserve a meal.

At 6:15 p.m. Aug. 18, the Sound Appeal handbell choir will present a short program featuring Jason Edwards, professor of music at Iowa Wesleyan College.

Crossan was born in 1934 in County Tipperary, Ireland. He studied in Ireland, the United States, Rome and Jerusalem.

After nearly two decades as a member of the Roman Catholic religious order the Servites, he joined the faculty of DePaul University, where he now is professor emeritus in the Department of Religious Studies.

Crossan was co-chairman of the Jesus Seminar as it debated the historicity of the life of Jesus in the gospels. He has written 25 books on the historical Jesus, early Christianity and the historical Paul. He has lectured around the world and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs. He serves as president of the Society of Biblical Literature.

The public is invited to participate in the scholar in residence weekend at no charge. However, to attend the Saturday lectures, it is necessary to register at www.faithandreason.org.

First Presbyterian Church is at 902 S. Walnut St. in Mount Pleasant.


TOPICS: Catholic; Mainline Protestant; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: iowa; johndominiccrossan; pcusa
Why would a Presbyterian church have this Jesus Seminar character as 'scholar in residence' at their church? He denies the Divinity and the Resurrection of Christ. Article notes that he was a Servite priest but fails to mention that he left the priesthood in 1969.

(Note the web address: "Liberal-to-speak")

1 posted on 08/11/2012 11:21:15 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

If John Dominic Crossan is a “Jesus Scholar” then Hirohito is Mickey Mouse.


2 posted on 08/11/2012 11:24:48 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: iowamark; zot

Perhaps for the same reason the church of my youth hired a Disciples of Christ minister that said stuff like Crossan. No one asked the right questions about his personal religious beliefs and thought that he is actually a beliver in the Message Of Jesus and our salvation through His ressurection.

i.e. It was a HUGE mistake. The minister just resigned, but officially for a different reason.


3 posted on 08/11/2012 11:29:19 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: iowamark

Crossan is a heretic. I’ll go farther: he is an agent of Satan, knowing or not. I’d have nothing to do with any church that thought highly of him.


4 posted on 08/11/2012 11:40:55 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: iowamark
There are a lot of "religious" documentaries on cable.
Whenever I see this guy's face, I keep flipping channels.
5 posted on 08/11/2012 11:42:34 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Oratam

“There are a lot of “religious” documentaries on cable.
Whenever I see this guy’s face, I keep flipping channels. “

AMEN to that! If he is in it, then it’s a hit piece, period. No need to watch it.

He’s a Christian like Judas Iscariot. He should follow his example and go hang himself.


6 posted on 08/11/2012 12:26:47 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: backwoods-engineer

“I’ll go farther: he is an agent of Satan, knowing or not.”

I agree. Just like Bill Moyers sitting at the feet of Joseph Campbell on PBS.

They wouldn’t know the Gospel if it dropped on their heads.

But they have long, lengthy arguments full of the words of men.


7 posted on 08/11/2012 12:44:27 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: iowamark

Probably doesn’t need to be said, but part of the leftist PCUSA. The church has 369 members but only 120 bother to show up on an average Sunday. Annual giving about a quarter of a million dollars. (All numbers for 2011.)


8 posted on 08/11/2012 12:59:58 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: iowamark
Crossan was co-chairman of the Jesus Seminar

Isn't this the Atheist group ?

Mazol Tov !

They should have wonderful journey
on the wide road to destruction.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
9 posted on 08/11/2012 8:01:29 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRgkG9QxGC0
“Fr. Robert Barron comments on John Dominic Crossan’s Strange Jesus”


10 posted on 08/12/2012 12:49:01 AM PDT by iowamark
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