John Dominic Crossan will speak at Grace Episcopal Church (on Brainerd Road at Belvoir Avenue in Chattanooga) this Friday, September 18th at 7:30 p.m., and twice Saturday (9-10:30 a.m. and 11-12:30). There's no fee to attend.
I got this photo last year when I heard him speak about his book God and Empire. This weekend he'll talk about the book he wrote with Marcus J. Borg, The First Paul.
"Paul was a city person, and the whole of his activity as an apostle was in cities. In this respect he was very different from Jesus, who grew up in a small village and whose public activity was rural, concentrated in villages and small towns in the countryside" (p. 81).