Jesus and Jerusalem: History, Faith, and Conflict
At the heart of the Middle East conflict there are contradictory beliefs about the city of Jerusalem – and especially over the area known as the Temple Mount (the site
At the heart of the Middle East conflict there are contradictory beliefs about the city of Jerusalem – and especially over the area known as the Temple Mount (the site of Judaism’s former Temple, but now also the third holiest site within Islam). Is this still a place where God’s divine presence can be known in a special way?
These three Zoom webinars – deliberately timed in the weeks leading up to Palm Sunday and Holy Week – are designed to help participants reflect on how Jesus’ historic entrance into Jerusalem can give rise to a distinctively Christian approach to the Temple and Jerusalem. Seeing Jerusalem in this way – through the eyes of the Risen Jesus – can help us to be better able, during this time of tragic tension in the Holy Land, to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (Ps 122:6).
- Sunday March 3rd (1:30-2:45 pm EST) Jerusalem in History: surveying the city’s last 3,000 years
- Sunday March 10th (1:30-2:45 pm EST) Jerusalem in Faith: comparing how the city has been viewed within Judaism, Islam and Christianity
- Sunday March 17th (1:30-2:45 pm EST) Jerusalem and Jesus: outlining a biblical view of Jerusalem, the Temple, and the Land—all centered on the Person of Christ
$30 – This gives you access to each of the three Zoom webinars, as well as additional resources to help you get an enhanced seminar experience: two articles written by Dr. Walker on Jerusalem in biblical thought and in the modern world, and the opportunity to watch (on your own time) two of the videos (‘the Mount of Olives’ and ‘Jerusalem’) in his recently-released In the Steps of Jesus Film Series.
The Rev’d Dr. Peter Walker studied Classics and Early Church History at Cambridge University, followed by extensive post-doctoral research on attitudes to Jerusalem within the Bible and the era of the early church. He taught at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford, Trinity School for Ministry in Pennsylvania, and has led guided tours to the lands of the Bible for over 30 years. Dr. Walker is widely acknowledged as one of the foremost experts on the Holy Land. His book, In the Steps of Jesus, has come to be recognized as the authoritative guide for Christian visitors. These lectures will highlight the issues discussed in The Story of the Holy Land (2011), The Land of Promise (2000), and especially, Jesus and the Holy City (1996).
For the second lecture he will be joined by the Rev’d Colin Chapman, who taught for 18 years in Middle Eastern seminaries and whose books on contemporary politics in the Holy Land are widely respected for their informed perspective and biblical wisdom: Whose Promised Land? (1983; 4th edition 2015) and Whose Holy City? Jerusalem and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (2004).
Contact Tina Sease (TSease@StAndrews.Church, 843.284.4316) with any questions.
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(Sunday) 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm