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TQQ: Jesus and the Wisdom of the World

  • Course Dates: Tue 6 February 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The approach of wisdom, originally unconfined to Israel but latterly absorbed into the religion of ‘the law and the prophets’, was clearly one with which Jesus identified.

When he went back to Nazareth, it was his wisdom that impressed just as much as his healings (see Mark 6.2). We will check the developing concerns of the wise teachers – thus, Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes – and go on to measure the indebtedness of Jesus to their legacy. We ask whether this holds one of the keys we need to the significance of Jesus.

Advance booking not required, simply come along on the evening. For further information about Theology Quest and Questions, visit our TQQ page or contact Alison Ogden (aogden@sarum.ac.uk; 01722 424826) or David Catchpole (drc@sarum.ac.uk).

Course Details

Tue 6 February 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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David Catchpole is Professor Emeritus of Theological Studies at the University of Exeter and Scholar in Residence at Sarum College. Among his publications are Resurrection People: Studies in the Resurrection Narratives of the Gospels (2000) and Jesus People: The Historical Jesus and the Beginnings of Community (2006), both published by Darton, Longman & Todd.
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£7, includes refreshments