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06 June 2008


Changing my vision of Christianity - preview
In the past six months I have been to two conferences at the Centre for Radical Christianity in Sheffield to hear John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg, the pre-eminent New Testament scholars who together wrote The Last Week
  • The title of John Dominic Crossan's conference was: 'Paul; An Appealing or Appalling Apostle?' and the title of Borg's was: 'Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary'

  • Because I had been so excited, intellectually and devotionally, by The Last Week I was eager to see and hear Crossan and Borg – but not Paul
  • I have not wanted much to do with Paul and my prejudices ran deep
  • But I was thrilled by the talks, felt enlightened and am still excited; Crossan dramatically 'opened my eyes' and I want to know more

  • Celia James, Cambridge and Peterborough AM

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