St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church Announces Upcoming Lecture Series By Famous Author, Historian, and Biblical Scholar, John Dominic Crossan

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Crossan set to speak at the Episcopal School of Knoxville March 15th and 16th

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St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church announced today that they have secured famous author, historian, and biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan to conduct four lectures as part of the church’s Distinguished Scholar Speaker Series. The lectures will take place at the Episcopal School of Knoxville on March 15th and 16th, and are open to the public.

John Dominic Crossan is an Irish-American New Testament scholar, historian of early Christianity, and former Catholic priest known for co-chairing the controversial Jesus Seminar. Crossan is a major figure in the fields of anthropology of the Ancient Mediterranean and New Testament Studies, particularly in the application of postmodern hermeneutical approaches for the avant-garde Biblical studies journal Semeia. He is also a lecturer who has appeared in television documentaries about Jesus and the Bible. He is a key figure in research into the historical Jesus.

“We are thrilled to have John Dominic Crossan be a part of our Distinguished Scholar Speaker Series,” said St. Elizabeth’s Rector the Reverend Carol Westpfahl. “As we move into the Easter season, John Dominic Crossan will lead us in looking back at Jesus and the kingdom of God, in order to look forward,” said Westpfahl.

The lecture series is scheduled as follows:
Lecture 1 (Fri March 15th - 7:30-9:00pm): The World of Jesus
Lecture 2 (Sat March 16th 9:00-10:30am): The Life of Jesus
Lecture 3 (Sat March 16th 11:00-12:30pm): The Death of Jesus
Lecture 4 (Sat March 16th 1:30-3:00pm): The Resurrection of Jesus

Cost for four lectures is $45 and includes lunch. Location is The Episcopal School of Knoxville, located at 950 Episcopal School Way, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932. To register online go to

About St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church
Founded in 1984, St. Elizabeth's mission has been to welcome the wider community into an inclusive, loving church home. At St. Elizabeth’s, we embrace our liturgy and church traditions while finding meaning from sermons that relate to our daily lives. We join together at the communion table for strength and renewal. The foundation of our parish life together is our practice of the sacred liturgy that is enhanced by our music and Christian formation programs. We take seriously and joyfully our call to minister to all of God’s people and that continues to be part of our mission.

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