Learning Unlimited: The Trial of Jesus | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Learning Unlimited: The Trial of Jesus

Tue, February 12, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Oak Dowling will present a personal account of his research and understanding of the Trial of Jesus. This is a challenge. 'First, there is the challenge of determining what actually happened nearly 2,000 years ago before the Sanhedrin and the Roman prefect of Judea, Pontius Pilate. The task is daunting because almost our entire understanding of events comes from five divergent accounts, each of which was written by a Christian (who did not witness the final days of Jesus directly) for a distinct audience from fifteen (at least) to seventy years after the trial. Second, there is the challenge that comes from class members having prior understandings of trial events that come from their own religious training--and that any account of the trial provided that varies substantially from these prior understandings may not be easily accepted. Nonetheless, the Trial of Jesus merits analysis for the simple reason that no other trial in human history has so significantly affected the course of human events.’ (quote from famous-trials.com)


$10 w/Adv Reg

$12 w/Day of Reg

Location: Kurland Lounge

Please call 415.444.8000 to register.
Registrations are non-refundable.


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