Finding Christ by Putting Him on Trial
Professor Mark Osler speaks about his new book, Prosecuting Jesus, and the effect his participation in the trial of Jesus has had on his own relationship with Christ.
Date & Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Woulfe Alumni Hall North (378A)
Anderson Student Center
St. Paul Campus
Drawing on his training as a federal prosecutor and professor of law, Mark Osler and a group of friends have been staging the trial of Jesus around the country over the last several years. Each time, Osler has served as Christ’s prosecutor, arguing that Jesus should be put to death for the crimes he has committed. And each time he has done so, the story of Jesus opened up to him a bit more. His book follows his journey of discovering more about Jesus – and more about himself.
Osler is the Robert and Marion Short Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. His work advocates for sentencing and clemency policies to be rooted in principles of human dignity. Osler’s 2009 book, Jesus on Death Row, critiqued the American death penalty through the lens of Jesus’ trial.
Copies of Mark’s book will be available for purchase after the talk.
This event is co-Sponsored by the Office for Mission, Office for Spirituality, Center for Catholic Studies and Department of Theology.