“Echoes of Jesus: The Sermon on the Mount Through History” will explore the social-ethical development of Jesus’ famous sermon from the late 19th century to the end of the 20th century. Beginning with Leo Tolstoy and continuing with the thinking of Mahatma Gandhi, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King, Jr., we will read along with these Christian and non-Christian, orthodox and unorthodox, thinkers and social change agents as they first envisioned the dynamic power for social change embedded in the teachings of the Sermon on the Mount. Building on each other’s work, each person applied the ethics of Jesus’ teaching to their own historical situation to different effect. Join us this summer as we grapple with the non-violent power for social change that exists at the heart of Jesus’ Gospel message.