The Christ Seminar's Spring Colloquium on Joerg Rieger's Jesus vs Caesar: For People Tired of Serving the Wrong God

June 13, 2024
6-8:00 pm ET

About the Event

June 13, 2024

The Christ seminar is honored to convene this colloquium on Joerg Rieger’s book” Jesus vs. Caesar: For People Tired of Serving the Wrong Religion.” This book, written for a broader audience, proposes that the problem of Christianity is not secularism, atheism, or other religions, but the elements of Christianity that identify with the dominant powers of empire. This insight calls progressives to look beyond the more episodic outrage of today's headlines, and to deepen their understanding of systems of power.  Fresh understandings of structures of injustice require more sustained conversations about what alternatives look like, which movements are most helpful, and where alternative power be most effectively organized.

Presenters and Respondents

Joerg Rieger, Distinguished Professor of Theology, Vanderbilt Divinity School

Siobhán Garrigan, Loyola Chair of Theology, Trinity College Dublin

Kwok Pui Lan, Dean's Professor of Systematic Theology, Candler School of Theology

Liz Theoharris, Executive Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice


Joerg Rieger
Siobhán Garrigan
The Rev. Liz Theoharis
Kwok Pui Lan
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