Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer Elective Series Begins With Dead Sea Scrolls

The Education Committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Phillip Sherman will present a summer adult elective series during the Sunday School hour on the Dead Sea Scrolls on Sundays, June 16, 23 and 30 in Parish Hall. The series will explore the history of the discovery and delayed publication of the Scrolls, as well as explore what the Scrolls have to teach us about ancient Judaism, the origins of Christianity and the history of the text of the Bible. Dr. Phillip Sherman is Assistant Professor of Religion at Maryville College and a member of Church Street. 
The summer elective series will continue on July 7 with Grant Standefer, Executive Director of Compassion Coalition to speak on “Hope Blossoms When We Claim Our Role as Salt & Light in Our Community.”  Then on July 14, Jim Harb, a native of Knoxville with a Christian Palestinian heritage who has been active in efforts toward peace in the Middle East for 40 years will speak on, “Hope Springs Eternal in the Land of Milk and Honey.”  Classes or individuals may choose to come to part or all of the sessions from June 16 through July 14.

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