A plethora of recent portraits attest to the ongoing fascination with the person of Jesus, but their large number and great diversity also speak to the complexity of separating the wheat from the chaff in this chorus of contradictory voices.
With Zach Flanagin (PhD, University Chicago), you will study cutting-edge scholarship that reconstructs the historical Jesus. From The Da Vinci Code and Jesus Christ Superstar to the works of Thomas Jefferson and contemporary scholars, Prof. Flanagin merges popular with scholastic “portraits” for full effect.
An award-winning historian, Dr. Flanagin combines expert scholarship with accessible teaching to bring you to heart of the quest for the historical Jesus. Radical Portraits of Jesusis part of a larger audio course titled The Historical Jesus. We invite you to explore the other segments of this course.