Online Zoom Forum: An Evening with Neil Douglas-Klotz, Wednesday 22 September 2021.
Title: The Aramaic Jesus: Heart Talks for the 21st Century.
Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021.
Time: 6.30pm-8pm (UK time).
Event Description: Neil will review his pioneering work on the words and sayings of Jesus viewed through his native Aramaic language, a multi-cultural approach that has gained more adherents and relevance in the 30 years since he published the book Prayers of the Cosmos.
It has become clear that looking at Jesus’ words through his undisputed native language, and its corresponding worldview, yields a much clearer, more consistent picture of his teaching than any later projection of either theology or academia. There are many things that Jesus simply could not have thought or taught, which were clear mistranslations and misunderstandings of the words given in the Gospels. A native Semitic approach to interpreting these words (an approach called in the Jewish tradition midrash) reveals several levels of meaning important for life in the 21st century. These include the place of prayer and devotion in our times, where emphasis on the personal self and individual freedom are valued above everything.
An Aramaic approach reveals, among other things, that the connection between self, community, nature, and “being itself” were all perceived and experienced differently then than they are today. Consequently, Yeshua’s most important sayings and stories show how human consciousness has changed over the past two millenia, as well as where it’s going--or could go.
NB: There will be no refund if you cancel your booking.
If you book and can no longer participate, then you can transfer your booking to someone else only on agreement with the organizer in advance.
NB: Zoom event details will be emailed out to everyone who has booked on Monday 20 September 2021.
Cost: £15/£12 (Concessions). For a Registration Form (only required if booking by cheque):