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TQQ: The ‘Gospel’ of the Son of God

  • Course Dates: Tue 22 May 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

It is clear beyond all doubt that the interpretation of the significance of the crucified and risen Jesus was the all-consuming issue for Pauline Christianity.

So we will examine how far the historical Jesus was relevant to Paul’s theological outlook; what meaning should be attached to the crucifixion; how close Jesus comes to God in Paul’s theological scheme; and how far the term ‘in Christ’ provides a vital key, perhaps the most vital of all.

The world in which Paul worked and preached and exercised pastoral care was a world profoundly influenced by the imperial rule of Augustus, concerning whom the term ‘gospel’ had been used. How would Paul’s ‘gospel’ have been heard in such a world?

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 22 May 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