Sixteenth and seventeenth-century scholars came to see, as clearly as contemporary specialists on the New Testament, that Christianity began as a Jewish sect. As they learned more about Jewish teachings, rituals and traditions, they came to see counterparts to many of them, unexpectedly, in the New Testament itself. And as always, where the New Testament text gave few details, imaginative scholarship filled them in. This lecture tells the story of how these scholars reconstructed the last Seder that Jesus celebrated with his disciples, on the evening of the Last Supper, and seeks to explain why they found this enterprise compelling and revealing.
- Professor Airini gives the fifth talk in a special Green College lecture series on Ideas of the University in the Early 21st Century.
- February 03, 2015Don Hannah's one-woman show was performed at Green College in 2011 and received the Carol Bolt Award from the Playwrights Guild of Canada. The show begins a limited run next month in Halifax.
- January 29, 2015Applications are currently being accepted for one influential scholar, activist, artist, leader or practitioner for a 4-month residence