Gospel of John opens 2011 Thursday Forum slate

Extra: Lonnie Zingula, Associate Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8613 or lzingula@coe.edu

2011-01-20 08:18:21 - General

The Thursday Forum at Coe College opens the new calendar year with an exploration of the Gospel of John.

Religion Professor Meira Kensky will investigate the unusual literary and theological features of the Gospel in their historical context along with an eye to how this Gospel has been instrumental in the development of Christian theology on issues such as the identity of Jesus, the crisis of the present age, and the relationship between Christians and Jews.

The four-part series opens Feb. 3. Thursday Forum lectures are held in Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall on the Coe campus. Each session begins with coffee and pastries from 8:45-9:15 a.m., followed by the class until 11:30 a.m. Each series concludes with a luncheon on the final Thursday.

The courses are open to all adults and registration is on-site. The cost is $10 per week or $30 for a four-week course. Gift certificates are available. For more information about the Coe College Thursday Forum lecture series, call (319) 399-8619.

Thursday Forum schedule:

  • "The Gospel of John: Christ, Crisis and Community" – Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24.
  • "Pseudoscience: A Modern Disease" – March 3, 10, 17, 24.
  • "Great Hollywood Film Directors of the 1930s: The 'Foreign' Influence" – April 7, 14, 21, 28.
  • "Plato and the 'Republic'" – May 5, 12, 19, 26.