Resourcing Progressive Christians

Victory and Peace or Justice and Peace? – Digital Edition


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A study for progressive Christians!

Including nearly four hours of digital video content and discussion questions, this lecture series featuring John Dominic Crossan explores the juxtaposition of Roman Imperial Theology and the Kingdom of God. Ideal for Advent and Lent. Flexible in format, Victory and Justice or Justice and Peace? can be conducted over 4, 6, 8 or 12 weeks. Contents include:

  1. Justice & the World: What is the Character of Your God?
  2. History & Jesus: What is the Content of Your Faith?
  3. Worship & Violence: What is the Purpose of Your Prayer?
  4. Resurrection & Community: What is the Function of Your Church?
  5. Bonus: Sermon – Justice as Love

Featuring 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.


John Dominic Crossan’s course was full of substance and wit. It was very well received by our group. The Justice Course was a perfect finishing touch on the theology work we had been pursuing over the past four years. Crossan put all the miscellaneous historic and theological research we’ve been doing over the years into an important clarifying theological perspective.

These courses produce an excitement that goes beyond mere intellectual stimulation. Repeatedly, after every session, everyone seems to pause before we leave and express thanks for having had the chance to participate.

I pass this love back to you for producing these great courses!


— John Jacobson,Theology Study Group in Volusia County, FL

Downloadable Discussion Questions

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Lesson One
Lesson Two
Lesson Three
Lesson Four