The Trouble with Resurrection by Brandon Scott

Scholarly, provocative, readable, and above all, honest … This book will be a classic!
– Rex A. E. Hunt

May 11, 7:30 – 9:00 PM ET
Masada: Last Stronghold of the Jewish Resistance Against Rome
An  Evening with Dr. Jodi Magness
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May 26, 7:30-9:00 PM ET
Jesus and John Wayne: Evangelical Masculinity, Militarism, and the Rise of Trump
Historian and Author Kristen Du Mez
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  • On Resurrection
  • Roman Crucifixion
  • Christianity Seminar Spring Meeting
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  • The Meaning of James Cone
  • Preaching the Death of Jesus with Arthur Dewey.

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