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Is the OT View on Justice and Punishment Compatible with Christianity? The Upper House Lectures

April 19 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CDT

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Come early and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and light beverages!

Arrival and Start Times—Doors will open at 5:45 PM. Enjoy delicious fare before the presentation begins at 6:30 PM.

Parking—Visit our Parking page and avoid the high Event Parking rate that will be charged at the University Square garage (located below Upper House). 


Evening Lecture

Is the Old Testament law a cruel master over Israel from which Jesus freed Christians? The legal reasoning of the Torah is some of the most misunderstood literature of the entire Bible. Jesus understood these books well and demonstrated keen legal insight whenever he interacted with the legal scholars and critics of his day. Moreover, Jesus considered the OT law in line with the justice and mercy of the coming empire of God. These lectures will explore the mercy and protection of the vulnerable that Jesus seemed to appreciate and build upon.

About Dru Johnson

Dru Johnson is a visiting professor of religion at Hope College, editor at The Biblical Mind, and the project director for the Multi-faith Creation and Science Project funded by the Templeton Religion Trust. He also hosts the Biblical Mind podcast and co-hosts the OnScript Podcast. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Saint Andrews, Scotland, a Masters in philosophy from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, an M.Div. in theology from Covenant Theological Seminary, and an undergraduate degree in psychology from University of Missouri-St. Louis. 




April 19
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
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