SAKLC Conversations – Thursdays 10:30 AM to 12 Noon

A Different Telling of Jesus and the Christmas Story

Have you read “The Infancy Gospel of Thomas”? How familiar are you with the “Proto Gospel of James”? Both have much to tell us about Mary and Joseph, plus they give us a new angle on the birth and early life of Jesus. Additionally, have you met Joachim and Anna?

Conversations, SAKLC’s mid-week adult scriptural study and discussion fellowship will be engaged during November exploring some interesting and informative ancient apocryphal documents.  Participants will likely gain many new insights into the Christmas stories traditionally read from the canonical gospels of Matthew and Luke.

The Infancy Gospel of Thomas is an apocryphal book dating to the earliest days of Christianity; it contains some truly amazing accounts about Jesus’ young life between the ages of 5 and 12. The Proto Gospel of James, depicts Mary’s husband, Joseph, in a new and much different light than seen in the customary gospels. Joachim and Anna are identified as the parents of Mary, the Mother of our Lord.

Distinguished Professor Dr. David Brakke (from The Ohio State University) will once again be our video lecturer in this Great Courses Plus presentation. Retired Pr. Herb Mohlenhoff, facilitator, promises some interesting sessions! Adult members and community friends are invited to join the fellowship of Conversations any Thursday, in Ogram Hall, 10:30 AM until 12 Noon. Note: No meeting on Thanksgiving Day!
 
To learn more about Professor Brakke, click here.
 
For the complete schedule of video lectures and discussion sessions, click here.