John Dominic Crossan, the best selling author of Who Killed Jesus, leads an intensive and interactive workshop on the historical events and the gospel accounts of the death of Jesus—and in the process explores the deep roots of Christian anti-Semitism.

Upcoming Events:

Jesus: Ascension or Resurrection?
And Evening with John Dominic Crossan
September 30
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EST

The Political Jesus
Celene Lillie and Perry Kea
Online JSOR October 14 and 15, 7-9 p.m.

The Historical Jesus and
Liturgical Traditions of the Magdalene

Ally Kateusz
October 28

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