Sunday, 7 April 2019
Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room
£7 - £12.50
The Church of England’s only Syrian priest Father Nadim Nassar says understanding Jesus in his Middle-Eastern context can transform understanding of God.
Nassar says western Christians need to recognise the Middle-Eastern roots of their faith. He looks at the ‘culture of God’ and what it means for a world that needs freedom and a way to embrace diversity. To understand it, he says we need to understand the culture of the Bible and to understand Jesus within his first-century context.
Nassar was born and raised in a Christian family in Syria and studied in Beirut before moving to the UK, where he was ordained and became a senior chaplain to the universities and colleges in London. He is director of the Awareness Foundation, which aims to empower people of faith to embrace diversity and build harmonious communities.