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Start Date

21-9-2022 11:00 AM

End Date

21-9-2022 11:30 AM

Keywords

2022 theological symposium, wedding of cana, gospel of john, narrative, water and wine, grace, bridegroom

Description

Taste and See that the Lord is Good: Interpretations of the Wedding Feast at Cana

The Gospel of John describes the miracle at the wedding feast in Cana as Jesus’ first “sign.” But a sign of what? That Jesus is the Christ (John 20:31), to be sure, but how so? How was it a sign for the disciples? How is it a sign for us that we too may believe? These are the kinds of questions that both ancient and modern interpreters of the Bible ask but often answer differently. Using the Wedding Feast at Cana as a test case, this plenary session endeavors to explore the interpretive principles and ways of reading that are behind these differences. Professor of Historical Theology Dr. Joel Elowsky will present various ancient readings, while Professor of Exegetical Theology Dr. Bruce Schuchard will present modern readings. During the exploration of both the strengths and weaknesses of these various approaches, the presenters hope to encourage a way of faithful reading that awakens faith today.

Submission Type

Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

John 2:1-11

Submission Audience

Laity; Ministers; Scholars

Submission Cost

Free

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Taste and See that the Lord is Good: Interpretations of the Wedding Feast at Cana Part-2 (A Bath Becomes a Beverage)

Taste and See that the Lord is Good: Interpretations of the Wedding Feast at Cana

The Gospel of John describes the miracle at the wedding feast in Cana as Jesus’ first “sign.” But a sign of what? That Jesus is the Christ (John 20:31), to be sure, but how so? How was it a sign for the disciples? How is it a sign for us that we too may believe? These are the kinds of questions that both ancient and modern interpreters of the Bible ask but often answer differently. Using the Wedding Feast at Cana as a test case, this plenary session endeavors to explore the interpretive principles and ways of reading that are behind these differences. Professor of Historical Theology Dr. Joel Elowsky will present various ancient readings, while Professor of Exegetical Theology Dr. Bruce Schuchard will present modern readings. During the exploration of both the strengths and weaknesses of these various approaches, the presenters hope to encourage a way of faithful reading that awakens faith today.