Christian Beginnings: Why Jesus didn’t die out

Christian Beginnings: Why Jesus didn’t die out

St Mark’s Centre for Radical Christianity is delighted to announce that Gerd Lüdemann, a distinguished scholar of the New Testament and early Christian origins with an international reputation, has agreed to address this vitally important topic.

Start Date:
Saturday 11th May 2013
Start Time:
St Marks Church, Broomhill, Sheffield
St Mark’ CRC
0114 266 3613
Gerd Lüdemann
£15, £13 for CRC and PCN members, £5 for students

​It is one thing for liberal, progressive approaches to abandon traditional explanations of the birth of Christianity; it is quite another to offer a plausible and persuasive alternative. In a string of well-researched and eminently readable publications, translated into English by the late John Bowden, Director of SCM Press, Professor Lüdemann has risen to the challenge.

No stranger to controversy, Gerd, currently Professor Emeritus of History and Literature of Early Christian at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany, will present the fruits of a lifetime’s research to help us understand why the faith of a crucified Galilean in the first century became good news for much of the inhabited world.

With excellent English and an unsurpassed expertise in ancient sources and leading-edge research methodology, this promises to be one of CRC’s most radical conferences to date.

Amongst his many publications, the following are of particular relevance for this conference: The Resurrection of Jesus (1994); What Really Happened to Jesus? (1995); Heretics: The Other Side of Early Christianity (1996); Jesus’ Resurrection: Fact or Figment? - A Debate Between William Lane Craig and Gerd Lüdemann (2000); Jesus after 2000 Years (2000); Primitive Christianity: A Survey of Recent Studies and Some New Proposals (2003); The Acts of the Apostles: What Really Happened in the Earliest Days of the Church (2005).

Bookstall & Library

A wide range of books will be available for purchase at the conference. The CRC library will also be open for browsing and borrowing.

9.15 am Coffee and Registration

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