Jesus, a rebellious son?

adeleBC’s Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations Adele Reinhartz will present “A Rebellious Son? Jesus and His Mother at the Wedding in Cana (John 2)” on
Mar. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. In the Gospel of John, Jesus and his mother are at a wedding in Cana. The wine runs out during the celebration. When Jesus’s mother points out the problem to her son, however, he answers in a surprising way: “Woman, what does this have to do with you and me?” This lecture will examine the exchange in the context of Jewish and Greco-Roman norms governing parent-child relationships, and considers its role in the Gospel’s overall presentation of Jesus. Reinhartz is a professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa. She is the author of numerous books, including Befriending the Beloved Disciple: A Jewish Reading of the Gospel of JohnScripture on the Silver ScreenJesus of HollywoodCaiaphas the High Priest and Bible and Cinema: An Introduction. Sponsors: School of Theology and Ministry and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning. Registration.
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