Schedule: Three Mondays, Dec. 2, 9, and 16; 7-9 p.m.
Tuition: $35 before Nov. 25, $40 after
Enrollment: 10 min./30 max.
We’ll take a close look at the Gospel of Peter and examine its place in the context of diverse forms of Christianity in the 2nd century. Scholarly attention to the Gospel of Peter, discovered in 1887 in the tomb of an 11th century monk, has largely focused on the miraculous resurrection scene and on the differences between this text and the gospels now found in the New Testament canon. Scholars had known that a gospel attributed to Peter circulated in the 2nd century. This manuscript of about four pages describing part of Jesus’ trial, his crucifixion, and his resurrection is today our only extant copy. Does this text have more to tell us?
Ruben R. Dupertuis is Associate Professor and Chair of the Religion Department at Trinity University. He is the author of essays and articles on education in the ancient world as well as on the Acts of the Apostles, ancient narrative, and Greek classical traditions. He is co-editor of Reading Acts in the Second Century (2012) and most recently, Reading and Teaching Ancient Fiction (2018). He is the Co-Director of Trinity University’s Humanities Collective. He received a B.A in English Literature from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Theological Studies from Claremont School of Theology, and a Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christian Literature from Claremont Graduate University. He is also an avid cyclist and believes that the world would be a better place if people rode bikes more and drove cars less.