Event Title

Violence and Nonviolence in the Gospels

Presenter Information

Sarah Johnson, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, K209

Start Date

4-24-2015 1:30 PM

End Date

4-24-2015 2:30 PM

Abtract

This project is a pastoral exegetical translation of passages in the canonical gospels that deal with narratives where Jesus is understood by the mainstream church to have practiced or condoned violence (overturning the moneychangers’ tables, withering the fig tree). In a close reading of the original Koine Greek, I seek to reconstruct the meaning of these texts to determine their instructional and exemplary value for activist Christians with commitments to nonviolence.

Notes

Session 1, Panel 5 - The Agency of Interpretation: Reflections on Jesus, Goethe, and Evangelical Christianity
Moderator: Rebecca Leydon, Associate Professor of Music Theory

Major

Classics

Advisor(s)

Drew Wilburn, Classics

Project Mentor(s)

Cindy Chapman, Religion

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Apr 24th, 1:30 PM Apr 24th, 2:30 PM

Violence and Nonviolence in the Gospels

Science Center, K209

This project is a pastoral exegetical translation of passages in the canonical gospels that deal with narratives where Jesus is understood by the mainstream church to have practiced or condoned violence (overturning the moneychangers’ tables, withering the fig tree). In a close reading of the original Koine Greek, I seek to reconstruct the meaning of these texts to determine their instructional and exemplary value for activist Christians with commitments to nonviolence.