David Galston, Embracing the Human Jesus, December 27 – January 2

What happens when you bring the historical Jesus to church? In other words, if we strip away the myth from the man and develop a community based on humanistic principles, what would it look like? It might look like the Quest Learning Centre for Religious Literacy, a community founded on the historical Jesus, in Hamilton, Ontario. My guest, Dr. David Galston, is the leader of this community. He is a fellow of the Jesus Seminar and the author of an exciting new book, Embracing the Human Jesus: A Wisdom Path for Contemporary Christianity. David speaks with me about his book, his community, and explores the phrase, “post-atheism.” It is part of my “future of faith” series on Religion For Life!

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Thursday, December 27th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, December 30th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, December 30th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, December 31st at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, January 2nd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning January 1st.

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2 thoughts on “David Galston, Embracing the Human Jesus, December 27 – January 2

  1. The Human Jesus. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in one of his letters from prison to his cousin Eberhard Bethge, expressed a concern that this new science, Psychology, might replace
    religion in the future. B. F. Skinner, an atheist and psychologist, who gave us white mice in a maze, was extremely impressed with the human Jesus. To paraphrase some of his comments from his book, Walden II; To forgive your enemy “… you avoid the torture of your own rage.” And secondly “… in the long run you could control the stronger man in the same way!” “… positive reinforcement works and … negative doesn’t…”
    I personally do not think psychology will replace religion because humans will always need Myth, as defined by Joseph Cambell and Deepak Chopra. Today quantum physics may be pushing our boundaries on what stuff forms us and the universe, but the word infinite has always been the same for science and religion.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deepak-chopra/mythology-spirituality_b_969690.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._F._Skinner
    http://books.google.com/books?id=KEiYzfCVzv4C&pg=PR3&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=3#v=onepage&q=Jesus&f=false

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