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Religion + Philosophy

Religion + Philosophy

Tuesdays, July 18 - August 8 | 2-4 p.m. 


Dr. Gina Messina, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Ursuline College


To argue that Jesus was not political is to disregard everything he stood for. While many claim that Jesus was solely focused on individual morality, in fact, Jesus was calling for a restructuring of the socio-political terrain of his time. We cannot forget that Jesus lived in a highly politicized culture during the 1st century, when the Roman Empire wielded its power over Israel and its people. This course will examine what the politics of Jesus were, how they ultimately led to his crucifixion, and how they continue to relate to our political system in the 21st century.

Landmark Centre (25700 Science Park Dr., Beachwood) |  Members: $60; Nonmembers: $75 | REGISTER >

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