The Progressive Learning Circle is hosting a live streaming event from the Westar Spring Meeting, which is allowing the live streaming of two presentations by Brandon Scott and John Caputo to which the PLC has acquired viewing rights.
If you are interested, please contact the PLC at firstname.lastname@example.org or the office at 613-820-8103 to reserve your spot. There is no charge but you are advised to bring a lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided. The details follow:
Westar Spring Meeting Livestream Lectures with John Caputo and Brandon Scott
March 21, 12:00 pm: History or Theology: Must we choose between them? Part 1
March 21, 1:30 pm: History or Theology: Must we choose between them? Part 2
Historical study girds theology against supernaturalism, forcing it to confront the traces of a man largely lost in the fog of history along with the tradition of sayings and stories that sprung up in his memory. It forces theologians to ask: What are we to make of these memories? What do they say about life and death, good and evil?
This is the issue we hope to discuss by taking up two specific questions in which the constructive collaboration of history and theology is on full display. First, if the parables of Jesus keep deflecting attention from God on high to mustard seeds and treasures hidden in a field, who is the absent and silent god in these parables? Secondly, once we see exactly why Jesus was killed, what happens to the classical theologies of atonement?