Lent Webinar Series: Did Jesus Come to Die on the Cross?

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Scott Lewis, SJ, who teaches New Testament at Regis College in Toronto, recently presented the webinar series New Interpretations of the Holy Week Stories. He examined the Holy Week texts in light of recent theological trends and questions. On March 2, 2021, during the presentation “Did Jesus Come to Die on the Cross?”, Fr. Scott looks at the life of Jesus, specifically at the cross and crucifixion of Christ and the meanings that have been given to them over the years. Some of these interpretations are life-giving, others are death-giving. Jesus showed us that we do not know God and he came to show us the truth of God.

Click here to access all videos in this webinar series sponsored by the Jesuits of Canada.

Fannie Dionne is a historian, a mother of two boys (loves coffee!), and passionate about social justice and ecology. She holds a PhD on Jesuit-Indigenous relations in New France, an MA in French literature and a certificate in communications.

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 09:44h, 27 March Reply

    Thank you Fannie!

  • Marie Hélène Poirier
    Posted at 21:03h, 27 March Reply

    Very interesting and informative. There is a lot to learn and I believe that the historical part of the story having been written years after the event and by different people then translated so many times are all facts which we have to allow for. Faith needs to play a big part when reading the Bible and trying to close my mind to all these trivial differences and live according to the example of Jesus is the important message of the whole story. Thank you.

  • Caroline Maloney
    Posted at 00:11h, 29 March Reply

    Thank YOU so much, Fannie, for sending these superb Zoom sessions by Fr. Scott, S.J. out to us! You are a truly good “communicator”!

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