Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Oct 11 - Not Your Parents' Gospels: Historicity, Literary License, and the Crafting of the Gospels - Natalie K. Houghtby-Haddon, Ph.D.

In this talk we will explore how the Christian gospels came to be written, what their purpose might have been, and how ancient communities may have understood the "truth" of the gospels, in comparison to modern audiences. For example, how might the first followers of Jesus understood his role as “miracle-worker”? We will also consider how myth-making and social formation go together, as a way to create new or alternative communities of interest. ...

Dr. Natalie K. Houghtby-Haddon is the Associate Director of The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, and an Associate Professor in the GW College of Professional Studies. She teaches leadership theory, ethics, change management, and personal development for a number of the Center’s leadership development programs. She is also the Academic Program Director for the Center’s Master of Professional Studies in Public Leadership with a Specialization in Multi-Sector Management.

She received the Ph.D. in the Human Sciences from The George Washington University, and holds the Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity Degrees from the Claremont School of Theology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Boston University. She is the author of Changed Imagination, Changed Obedience: Social Imagination and the Bent-Over Woman in the Gospel of Luke, published by Wipf and Stock Publishers.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 1:30 pm
Bethesda Regional Library
7400 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD (map)

FREE admission
Everyone is welcome, members and non-members.
Refreshments and socializing after the talk.
FREE weekend parking at the library (info & directions)

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