Today, I presented my paper, “Jesus the Prophet of Peace: The Language of Peace in the Christian Scripture”.  My presentation was made at San Diego State University, sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, as part of a is 2-day “Symposium on Scripture, Hermeneutics and Language.” The event involved scholars from the Islamic, and Christian faiths, each presenting papers on their sacred scriptures. Speakers came from far away as Saudi Arabia to present their ides.

Following is the summary of my paper and you can download the PDF below.

People of the the three great Abrahamic religions acknowledge the truth of God has been revealed to Man in the Hebrew Bible. For the Christian, that revelation extends to what the Christian believer knows as the Greek New Testament. One area of agreement among those of different faith traditions is that Jesus was a prophet of God. The fulfillment of Jesus’ prophetic office was evidenced in both his earthy life and in the work of the Holy Spirit whom Jesus sent after ascending to heaven. From the beginning of creation recorded in the book of Genesis, God ordained humanity for peace, but the sin of Adam and Eve brought chaos and conflict. All men and women of peace, now look for a restoration of that order through Jesus of Nazareth, the Prophet of Peace.

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Dr. J.R. Miller is a Professor of Applied Theology and Leadership & Dean of Online Learning at Southern California Seminary. Outside work, he is a church planter. Dr. Miller has a diverse educational background and authored multiple books on church history, biblical theology, and Leadership. Joe and his wife Suzanne enjoy the sun and surf with their 3 sons in San Diego, CA.

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