The Evolution of Jesus and The Gospels- Part 3

Date(s) - 11/15/2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The Evolution of Jesus and The Gospels
Seventeenth Fred B. Craddock Seminar on the Gospels – COURSE TWO
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm CT

In just a short period of time during the second half of the first century, the followers of Jesus quickly learned to adapt and reinterpret the stories of/about Jesus according to their own realities. In doing so, they paved the road for us to continue the process of re-appropriating and reframing the gospel to make sense of it from our own social locations. This seminar offers a chronological assessment of the canonical Gospels and their distinct portrayals of Jesus. By using a vertical reading of the Gospels, starting with Mark, we will trace the process of reframing used by the evangelists and highlight the crafting of their new images of Jesus.

Leticia A. Guardiola-Saenz, PhD, is Associate Professor of Christian Scriptures at Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry. She earned her Ph.D. in New Testament from Vanderbilt University, M.A. in Religion from Vanderbilt, M.Div from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.A.T.S. from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, B.A. Spanish Literature from Tecnológico de Monterrey and B.B. in Accounting from Tecnológico de Monterrey Originally from Reynosa, Mexico, Dr. Guardiola-Saenz was born and raised in the borderlands between Mexico and the United States and grew up within the Baptist church. She uses her bicultural experience as one of her critical lenses for reading the New Testament. She is the author of several publications that have appeared in various books and magazines. She co-edited the book The Peoples ‘Companion to the Bible, and a feminist – cultural interpretation of The Letters of John, for the Wisdom Bible Commentary series.