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Eclipsing Empire: Paul, Rome, and the Kingdom of God – Digital Edition

$69.95

Purchase of Eclipsing Empire Digital Edition includes a renewable one-year group use license and one-year access to the streaming/digital program and supplemental study materials (that you may download and print/e-distribute). The license is automatically activated upon purchase of the program. IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a Digital EditionWhen payment for your order has been received, you will be sent an email from info@livingthequestions.com with the subject heading “Your Living the Questions order has been received!” The message will contain your order details, a link to the digital (mp4) files, and link and password for accessing the supplemental study materials. If you do not receive the email, please check your email spam folder. If the message is not there, please contact us at info@livingthequestions.com so that we may resend the information to you.  Please Note: If you have a current group-use license for Eclipsing Empire and are interested in purchasing the digital edition, please contact us at info@livingthequestions.com prior to placing an order. If your license has expired, please place your Digital order via this product page. If you are looking for the DVD Edition, please CLICK HERE.

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-session digital video/ web-based 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.

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Eclipsing Empire: Paul, Rome, and the Kingdom of God

Participant Guide written by John Dominic Crossan. Filmed in High-Definition across Turkey, Greece, and Italy.

Purchase of Eclipsing Empire Digital Edition includes a renewable one-year group use license and one-year access to the streaming/digital program and supplemental study materials (that you may download and print/e-distribute). The license is automatically activated upon purchase of the program. At the end of your one-year license, you will be contacted by email about renewing your license for continued group use of the digital program and access to/use of the digital files and downloadable/printable supplemental materials. This digital program is not closed captioned.

Contributors


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.

Marcus Borg

(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.

Themes


Eclipsing Empire includes downloadable and printable leader and participant guides with weekly readings and discussion questions.* Each session may be conducted in one hour or expanded to include a meal and personal sharing. Each 20-minute digital video segment features a brief travelogue on a location significant for the study of Paul. The flexible web-based study can be used in variety of class, retreat, and other formats. The themes for the twelve sessions are:

  1. Empire
  2. Jesus
  3. Paul’s Mission
  4. Paul’s Character
  5. Paul’s Vocation
  6. Cities
  7. Paul’s Letters
  8. Paul’s Ethics
  9. Paul’s Theology
  10. Paul’s Eschatology
  11. Icons
  12. Eclipse

*As indicated in the program description, purchase of Eclipsing Empire includes a renewable one-year group use license and one-year access to the streaming/digital program and supplemental study materials (that you may download and print/e-distribute). The license is automatically activated upon purchase of the program. At the end of your one-year license, you will be contacted by email about renewing your license for continued group use of the digital program and access to/use of the digital files and downloadable/printable supplemental materials. License renewal price = $30.00.

Testimonials


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