Next! Fall 2016 Lecture | Stephen J. Patterson

October 7, 8, 9, 2016
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Steve Patterson Stephen J. Patterson | The Lost Way: How Two Forgotten Gospels are Rewriting the Story of Christian Origins
Stephen J. Patterson is George H. Atkinson Professor of Religious and Ethical Studies at Willamette University, Oregon. He is author of Beyond the Passion: Rethinking the Death and Life of Jesus, and co-author of The Fifth Gospel: The Gospel of Thomas Comes of Age. Patterson is a leading Jesus Seminar scholar in the tradition of Marcus Borg.

In The Lost Way, and during his Seattle lectures, Patterson will share his study and research revealing the story behind the modern discovery of the earliest gospels, accounts that do not portray Jesus exclusively as a martyr but recover a lost ancient Christian tradition centered on Jesus as a teacher of wisdom.

Friday Lecture, 7 – 8:30 pmThe Lost Way: How Two Forgotten Gospels are Rewriting the Story of the Origins of Christianity
Saturday, 9:30 am – 1 pm
    Lecture 1: The Lost Gospel of Galilee
    Lecture 2: Plato’s Gospel in the Oasis of Odessa

Sunday, 9 – 9:45 am, free and open to all: Christianity’s First (Forgotten) Creed

Sculpture Exhibit:  David McCollough | The Wise and Radical Jesus
Charles McCollough - Two sides of the same coinWe are pleased to announce University Congregational UCC will be hosting a sculpture exhibit of works by Charles McCollough beginning in October.  The exhibit, The Wise and Radical Jesus, contains ten clay sculptures featured in McCollough’s latest book, The Non-Violent Radical: Seeing and Living the Wisdom of Jesus. An opening reception will take place in the church’s chapel on Friday evening, October 7th, from 5 to 7pm.  McCollough will speak and show slides of his work in the chapel on Sunday morning, October 9, starting at 11:15am.


March 2017 | The Lecture Series celebrates its 10th Anniversary!
Dominic Crossan

Join  us for this special event with John Dominic Crossan.
Watch for more information to come.


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