Exploring Ancient Texts with Modern Eyes
Dr. Douglas L. Griffin writes in his provocatively titled "If You Find Jesus Bury Him!: Reforming Biblical Spirituality" that doubt is not bad, and that reading the Bible literally is not necessary for taking it as a set of important texts.
His presentation will be suitable for an audience of all or no religious persuasions.
Dr. Griffin, is a scholar of the Historical Jesus movement, and views the texts of the Jewish and Christian tradition through the eyes of the critical historian as well as Christian practitioner. Dr. Griffin’s PhD is in religion and culture from Catholic University, and he is a long-term affiliate of the scholarly Westar Institute. In addition, Dr. Griffin has a firm attachment to Buddhist tradition.
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