Rhiannon Grant is a life-long Quaker who researches and writes about religious language and practices. Her recent work includes ‘Telling the truth about God’ (Christian…
Images of Jesus
How do you picture Jesus? How do images of Jesus shape our relationship to the Christian story? What difference does it make if Jesus is white or black? Male or female? Powerless or powerful? Straight or gay? Disabled or not? Or holding a velociraptor?
Using a variety of images, we will examine how Jesus has been visually portrayed over the centuries, asking how helpful or harmful these portrayals are. Rather than focussing on the historical accuracy of these images, we will focus on what these say about us and our relationship with the Jesus story.
This is a course for anyone with an interest in Christianity, and/or who is seeking a new relationship to Jesus.
Live sessions are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 19:00-20:30.
Course category: History & Theology
This course will involve:
On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communications adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Unfortunately, we cannot offer closed captions on any live sessions for this course.