WMN203 – Devotion to Jesus: The Divinity of Christ in Earliest Christianity
Course Dates: October 8 – December 10, 2018
Dr. Larry Hurtado contends that worship of Jesus was a very early, widespread and radical practice for 1st century believers. A renowned professor at Edinburgh College, Hurtado is an expert in Christian origins. In this course, Hurtado utterly refutes those skeptical scholars that propose that belief in the divinity of Jesus grew incrementally over time. The more plausible explanation is that Jesus believed he had a unique relationship with God and that he was God’s decisive agent in human history.
- Introduction to Jesus Devotion
- Roman and Jewish Backgrounds
- Jesus in the Letters of Paul
- Jesus in Jewish Christianity
- Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels
- Jesus in the Gospel of John
- The Costs and Consequences of Jesus Devotion
- How Did It Happen? Why Does It Matter Today?
2.0 CEUs are available.
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Meg’s roots are in Texas, but she has served in the Sunflower State as the Director of Children’s and Family Ministry at First United Methodist Church of Winfield, Kansas, for nearly a decade. Meg is the author of The Bluebonnet Child; Finding Grace in Poor Soil, and she has a BA in Religion and Philosophy from Southwestern College of Kansas and an MA in Children’s and Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary of Minnesota. She is blessed to serve on a church staff that operates from a team mentality in creating sacred moments of outreach and worship. Meg loves cultivating conversations over the following topics: serving kids of troubled homes, vocational calling, and building strong, spirit-led church volunteer teams.
Meg loves Fitbit challenges, reading the autobiographies of comedians, learning Spanish, antiquing, and game nights with friends. She and her husband spend most of their free-time playing tag with their young daughter. Connect with her at www.thebluebonnetchild.com and on social media.