UCC is excited to announce that Rev. Dr. Keith Williamson will be leading a class on “Zealot–the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” by Rez Aslan, during our May-June Monday night class.
The class will be every Monday night (except for memorial Day, May 26) of May and June 2014–starting Monday, May 5.
Find a full class schedule right below Keith’s brief biography:
Rev. Dr. Keith Williamson served as one of the interim co-pastors at UCC during 2012.
An ordained minister (now retired) in the United Methodist Church, he has served as Teacher-in-Residence at College Hill UMC for more than twenty years, teaching classes on progressive theology and biblical scholarship. From 1977-2008 he was a member of the faculty of the Elliott School of Communication at W.S.U. A native Wichitan, he is a graduate of Wichita High School East, and Wichita State University (English and History). His seminary degree is from S.M.U (Perkins School of Theology), and his doctorate from Temple University (speech/communication).
A Series Exploring Zealot:
The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
by Reza Aslan, internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religion
University Congregational Church
Mondays, May & June of 2014, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Rev. Dr. Keith Williamson, Instructor
Copies of the best-selling book—Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (NY: Random House, 2013)—are available in the UCC Library to check out. Not required reading but preferred.
5/5— Introductory material (pp. xiii-xxxiv);
Part I: Prologue: A Different Sort of Sacrifice; &
Chap. 1: A Hole in the Corner
5/12— Chap. 2: King of the Jews;
Chap. 3: You Know Where I Am From; &
Chap. 4: The Fourth Philosophy
5/19— Chap. 5: Where Is Your Fleet to Sweep the Roman Seas? &
Chap. 6: Year One
5/26—Memorial Day; no class
6/2— Part II: Prologue: Zeal for Your House;
Chap. 7: The Voice Crying in the Wilderness; &
Chap. 8: Follow Me
6/9— Chap. 9: By the Finger of God; &
Chap. 10: May Your Kingdom Come
6/16— Chap. 11: Who Do You Say That I Am? &
Chap. 12: No King but Caesar
6/23— Part II: Prologue: God Made Flesh; &
Chap. 13: If Christ Has Not Been Risen
6/30— Chap. 14: Am I Not an Apostle?
Chap. 15: The Just One; &
Epilogue: True God from True God