Dissidents, Saints and Just Plain Folk:
A People’s History of the Christian Movement
Six Fridays, 9:30-11:30 am
April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13- Register Here
What happened after the New Testament? After the formative church Councils? Apart from, along side of, and in spite of the kings and bishops in charge of things, and their constant disputes? Using Diana Butler Bass’s A People’s History of Christianity, we will explore the grassroots movements that preserved Jesus’s message of social justice for 2,000 years, and how they are changing organized religion today. Bass shows how marginalized men and women claimed Christ’s teachings as a real Way of life, and made their communities better in their day. Learn about the real role of women in Christian history, and tales of those brave enough to buck the authorities in the name of God’s love and justice.