Religious Expert, Archaeologist to Discuss Historical Jesus at College’s Lyceum Event

Published on: February 21, 2013

The Lyceum Speaker Series at Lone Star College-Montgomery brings the community a presentation by Dr. Byron McCane, professor of religion at Wofford College, on Tuesday, March 5, from 12-1 p.m., in the Recital Hall, located in the college’s Music Hall (Building H).

The presentation is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided, and a meet-and-greet reception will start at 11:30 a.m. in the same location.

Byron McCane
Religious expert Byron McCane writes field notes at an archaeological dig site located near the Sea of Galilee. McCane will make a presentation on “Historical Jesus” on March 5 at Lone Star College-Montgomery. 

McCane’s lecture, entitled “The Price of Hope,” will argue that the historical Jesus resisted the prevailing social, economic, and political trends of his day, most especially the rising influence of Rome.

“Those of us today who hope for a better future can be inspired, instructed, and warned by Jesus’ example,” said McCane.

McCane has received numerous grants, honors, and awards for his career in Biblical studies. Alongside 20 years of teaching experience, McCane has supervised archaeological digs worldwide. Currently, he is the co-director of the Horvat Kur excavation field school in Eastern Galilee.

McCane’s writings include “Roll Back the Stone: Death and Burial in the World of Jesus” (Bloomsberry, 2003). He was also one of the contributors to the Discovery Channel documentary “Who Was Jesus?”

The Lyceum Speaker Series at LSC-Montgomery provides a variety of free lectures throughout the fall and spring semesters that are based on sociological, historical, economical, political, psychological, and spiritual views. All students, staff, and faculty, as well as community members, are invited to attend any Lyceum event throughout the year.

For more information about this presentation, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/lyceum-montgomery, or contact Dr. Linda Woodward, professor of art at LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 273-7228 or Linda.Woodward@LoneStar.edu.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.