Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

Jesus mini-course features CofI professor

2007. 04. 26.

CALDWELL – Denny Clark, religion professor at Albertson College of Idaho (ACI), will present a one-evening mini-course, "Jesus Before Christianity: Q, the Earliest Gospel," as part of the spring series of adult religious education courses, sponsored by CofI and Faith and Life Institute for Theological Education (FLITE).

The course will be taught:
  • Wednesday, May 2 at Cathedral of the Rockies, 11th & Hays, Boise, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. An optional meal begins at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 3, at the Kathryn Albertson International Center at ACI, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 7 to 9:15 p.m.
The registration fee for the mini-course is $10, but is free for high school and college students.

Clark's mini-course focuses on the portrayal of Jesus in Q, a document most New Testament scholars think was used as a source for the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke. Clark will examine the implications of Q for understanding the early Jesus movement, and its significance for contemporary Christian and inter-religious thought.

Clark teaches a range of biblical and theological courses at ACI, including courses on the historical Jesus, science and religion, and inter-religious dialogue, including Christian-Muslim relationships.

FLITE, a cooperative service venture of CofI and faith communities in the Treasure Valley, seeks to provide interesting, high quality, adult religious education courses which promote religious understanding and the interaction between faith and life for people of the Treasure Valley. FLITE courses are generally ecumenical, nonsectarian and interfaith in orientation, unless otherwise indicated in event announcements.