Eclipsing Empire Home Edition
Join preeminent New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan on location in Turkey as they trace the Apostle Paul’s footsteps throughout the Roman Empire. This 12-episode stand alone Home Edition DVD study explores fresh insights into Paul’s message of the Kingdom of God, its challenge to Roman imperial theology, and the apostle’s radical relevance for today.
Filmed in High-Definition across Turkey, Greece, and Italy.
Our Home Editions are stand-alone DVD programs licensed for private home viewing, all other rights reserved. A group-use version of EE is available at Eclipsing Empire Curriculum Edition and includes downloadable participant and leader resources for all group study. This DVD program is not closed captioned and is only available in NTSC format. Unauthorized duplication, exhibition and/or distribution is a violation of applicable laws and is strictly prohibited.
John Dominic Crossan
Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at De Paul University, John Dominic Crossan is generally acknowledged to be the premier historical Jesus scholar in the world. He has written twenty books including Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, Who Killed Jesus? and The Birth of Christianity. A Roman Catholic monk for nineteen years and a priest for twelve years, Crossan is a former co-chair of The Jesus Seminar and chair of the Historical Jesus Section of the Society of Biblical Literature.
(1942–2015) was among the most widely known and influential voices in progressive Christianity. He was the Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University and canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland. His books have sold over a million copies, including the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, Jesus, The Heart of Christianity, Evolution of the Word, Speaking Christian, and Convictions. His work has been translated into eleven languages. The Marcus J. Borg Foundation marcusjborg.org is a repository of his work and the continuing conversation he so deeply engaged.
The themes for the twelve thirty-minute sessions are:
- Paul’s Mission
- Paul’s Character
- Paul’s Vocation
- Paul’s Letters
- Paul’s Ethics
- Paul’s Theology
- Paul’s Eschatology
Just a minute to say thank you for your excellent work and to say Bless all of you for what you have created. Our group is currently doing LTQ2 and Eclipsing Empire in two separate group meetings. Most of us are already familiar with many of the contributors, predominately Borg, Crossan and Spong and I have now started collecting books from several other contributors. I continually hope that this work has the changing effect on all users as it has had on me. In those great words of Dr. King, “Free at last.” Thank you again.
– Charles Rickabaugh, Cathedral of the Air in Lakehurst, New Jersey
We just finished Dom Crossan’s Eclipsing Empire Series Sunday night here -first ones in Connecticut to get it, and it was fabulous. This was our third year of using LtQ material for adult education, and people can’t get enough of it. We have large crowds, people from the Congregational church next door, and folks now coming from other churches, or who attend no church at all. I’ve waited thirty years for this kind of material to come out, and I can’t thank you enough for presenting and distributing it.
– Rev. Jeffrey S. Dugan, St. James Episcopal Church in Farmington, CT