Sunday, November 25, 2018

Revisiting the Nonviolent Jesus

Delighted to discuss my work on Jesus and nonviolence during the Christ Church Forum this Sunday! Many thanks to the Rev. Dr. Gianluigi Gugliermetto for the invitation. It's been almost 5 years since I wrote The Nonviolent Messiahbut the historical issues I raised in that book still seem as relevant as ever, especially the questions of Jesus' relationship to the apocalyptic tradition, the violence implied in the Temple incident, the Roman occupation of Judea, and the historical theology inscribed in the early Jesus tradition.