For many of us our notion of Jesus has not advanced much since we first learned about Jesus as children. But Jesus deserves a second more sophisticated adult view. We will focus on the Jesus of history,¬ the itinerant rabbi from Galilee, ¬¬as opposed to the Christ of the churches. ¬We will use historical methodology in an attempt to locate the historical Jesus from the layers of theology, philosophy, politics and prejudice that have been heaped upon him. What unique messages does the historical Jesus present for us in the postmodern era?
Bob Falanga (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a lifelong student of the historical Jesus. He has taught this course in various formats several times. Bob holds a Master of Arts in psychology and studied the psychology of religion for three years in a joint doctoral program at Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary in New York City.