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The Centre for Spiritual Renewal at St. Dunstan's is thrilled to have Dr. Harry Maier, Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies at Vancouver School of Theology as our keynote facilitator this winter. You will be blessed in this course! Lecture & spiritual practice experience!

What is Easter? What do we mean when we confess that God raised Jesus from the dead? How do we experience this in our lives? The New Testament tells several stories about Easter. They are not the same stories and each one conveys the resurrection differently and invites us to consider what Easter means for us in various ways. This series invites us to a lively engagement with the many resurrection stories of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John as well as extracanonical Gospels (The Gospel of Mary; The Gospel of Philip; The Gospel of Truth; etc.) to consider the many ways that early Jesus followers conceived of the resurrection and how they wanted to acclaim that confession to others. Each week we will take up the resurrection stories as they are found in one or more of the Gospels to see the ways they convey the good news of Christian faith.

These four online sessions (via Zoom) take place:

January 18, January 25, February 1, and February 8

7:00 - 8:30 pm.

Facilitated by Dr. Harry Maier.

Harry is Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies at Vancouver School of Theology. He is a member and former ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. He has written over ten books on topics relating to early Christians in their many social worlds. He lives at UBC on the traditional unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

Registration and Scholarship prices: $60 $30 $15 Students are free! 

As we offer an honourarium to our facilitators for their work, registration is pay-what-you-can. Consider choosing your registration fee in a way that will help others with theirs. Let's ensure this is accessible to all. All events have a no cost registration option.

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