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Sunday, March 18 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Reformulating 'Jesus & the Jews' over the Centuries: Persistent Failures of the 'Cafeteria' Approach'"

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How can we explain the ever-rolling stream of contradictions over whether Jesus was a pacifist, militant, prophet, reformer, apocalyptist, healer, magician, exorcist, philosopher, or even outright myth? Why do researchers so easily lapse into seeing Jesus more as they are than as he was? (Is this analogous to peering down a well at a “person below” who is only our self-image reflected?) Shouldn't Jews be able to enlighten Christians concerning “Gospel Dynamics”--those techniques by which Gospel editors molded a Jesus figure addressing their own needs decades well after Jesus's own ministry? Discuss these questions with Michael Cook, the only New Testament scholar who teaches at a rabbinical seminary.

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Michael Cook

Michael Cook is Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies (Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati), the only American rabbi with a full-professorial chair in New Testament. In 2003, he was asked by the U.S. Bishops to assess Mel Gibson's advance controversial script, "The Passion... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 202b, JCC