The Historical Jesus, the Postmodern, and the Church
A lecture by David Galston
From Westar Institute’s Spring 2005 Meeting
Critics charge that the Jesus Seminar has re-created Jesus to fit the postmodern culture. This criticism is highly misleading. Postmodernity is not an historical period but a way to interpret history. It provides a means of understanding culture as a fact of human life. We can use postmodern hermeneutics to understand the time of Jesus and connections to our own. This will have some impact on what we mean by “church” and how we may debate and define its future.
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David Galston is the Ecumenical Chaplain at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. A co-founder and president of the SnowStar Institute, Fellow of the Jesus Seminar, and a United Church minister, he has written several articles and led many workshops on the question of the historical Jesus, the future of Christianity, and Christian liturgy in light of the historical Jesus. He is the author of Embracing the Human Jesus: A Wisdom Path for Contemporary Christianity.