John Dominic Crossan

The Power of Parable

​​John Dominic Crossan, renowned historical Jesus scholar, presents three provocative lectures to participants at The First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, August 18 and 19, 2012.  Dr. Crossan explores the topic "How Fiction By Jesus Became Fiction About Jesus" by walking participants through the evolution of Jesus's parables as they are told and re-told by the gospel writers.  Dr. Crossan introduces audiences to the particularities of first century Jewish life, belief and thought that made the parables of Jesus so readily accessible and yet so very explosive for his listeners.

August 18-19, 2012

Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

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