John Dominic Crossan addressed “Finale: Violence and Nonviolence,” and Joerg Rieger discussed “Economics and Resistance: Reshaping Desire from the Bottom Up” for Friday’s joint presentation in the Hall of Philosophy, concluding their Week Seven examination of “The Heart and Soul of Money.”
Authors and theologians John Dominic Crossan and Joerg Rieger returned Thursday to the Hall of Philosophy to discuss “The Heart and Soul of Money.”
‘Paul: Caesar or Christ?’
In his lecture Wednesday, Crossan placed Jesus in the northwest quadrant of his matrix of power and justice, in the midst of nonviolent power and distributive justice.
“So what if this Jesus that (John Dominic) Crossan is talking about, that I am starting to talk about here, is really taking us to the core of reality? What would be the implications for politics and economics, the way we live together?” Joerg Rieger asked.
Authors and theologians Crossan and Rieger returned to the Hall of Philosophy platform at 2 p.m. Wednesday to continue their afternoon lecture series, “The Heart and Soul of Money.”
John Dominic Crossan and Joerg Rieger, theologians and authors, pondered the nature of God and justice as they continued their week-long exploration of the Interfaith Lecture theme, “The Heart and Soul of Money,” with their dual lectures, “Covenant: Retribution or Distribution?” and “Justice and the Theologians: Alternative Visions.”
John Dominic Crossan asked the Hall of Philosophy crowd to imagine a hypothetical scenario at 2 p.m. Monday.
He described a group of people who made a specific declaration of identity. This declaration stated that all people are created equal and have certain rights that can’t be taken away: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — purely a hypothetical situation, he stressed.
Like Christianity and economics, Joerg Rieger and John Dominic Crossan are two very differently shaped pieces of the same puzzle.
At 2 p.m. today, and for the rest of this week, in the Hall of Philosophy, Crossan and Rieger will introduce the theme “The Heart and Soul of Money.” Crossan will take the perspective of the Bible, and Rieger will take that of Christian theology.