Pub Theology: W/ Dr. Eric Vanden Eykel "A Messiah in Our Image?"
Locality: Martinsville City
Mountain Valley Brewing
4220 Mountain Valley Road
Axton, VA 24054
"Really! There are other ancient books that didn't make it into the Bible?" "Do they pose any value to read?" "Do they also give witness to Jesus?" Join us as Dr. Eric Vanden Eykel presents "A Messiah in Our Image?" This discussion is certain to spark interest as we explore the various portraits of Jesus in apocryphal materials (books not consider a part of the Biblical Canon) and how the variety present at the start of Christianity persists into the present.
Eric Vanden Eykel is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Ferrum College, a small liberal arts college in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia. There he teaches courses on biblical studies, religion and film, archaeology, the historical Jesus, and world religions. He received his Ph.D. in Judaism and Christianity from Antiquity from Marquette University in Milwaukee in 2014. He also holds an M.A. in biblical studies from Marquette and an M.Div. from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. Eric’s primary area of research is early Christian Apocryphal Literature, with a special focus on texts and traditions about the infancies and childhoods of Jesus and Mary, his mother. He is the author of a recent book entitled “But Their Faces Were All Looking Up: Author and Reader in the Protevangelium of James,” published by Bloomsbury T&T Clark.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)