Join author and instructor Stephen Finlan for a two-part lecture series on The Evolution of Atonement from Genesis to Paul to Today.
The idea of atonement, or making a gift or payment to fix a broken relationship, is important in both religion and secular society.
In Judaism and Christianity, the idea of atonement is a key concept, and yet throughout history, the way atonement has been understood has changed.
Explore how the Jewish concept of atonement was adopted by early Greek churches, what Paul added, and how the idea has been adapted and revised over the past two centuries.
Stephen Finlan is the author of The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teachings, The Apostle Paul and the Pauline Tradition, and Sacrifice and Atonement: Psychological Motives and Biblical Patterns. He is an adjunct professor at Providence College.
This event is free and open to all. Drop in for an exceptional series.