Origins of Christianity Tour 2020
with Dr John Dickson

When: 2 - 9 December 2020

Speaker: John Dickson

**Import update regarding travel plans for the Origins Tour**

Please be advised that we have extended the deposit and registration deadline until the 26th of June in light of the current coronavirus situation. We advise that you do not book any flights for the interim as we continue to monitor the situation.

We place the safety and health of our staff and the Ridley community first and make all decisions in light of this. Any deposits made will be fully refundable until the 1st of July. We will continue to bring updates as soon as they are available.


What really happened in first-century Galilee and Judaea? Join author and historian John Dickson, on a journey throughout the length and breadth of modern Israel—from the Dead Sea to Lake Galilee, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean. We will investigate the key sites of Jesus’ life, explore his cultural background, separate fact from fiction, and piece together how a peasant preacher changed the course of history.

Rather than a spiritual pilgrimage, this tour is a historical and cultural adventure for believers and sceptics alike, complete with daily onsite lectures from Dr Dickson covering topics such as The Varieties of First-Century Judaism, The Social and Political Influence of Rome, Jesus Among Other Healers, the Causes of his Death, How Christianity Become a World Religion, and much more

Download the tour itinerary here!

Date 2-9 December 2020
Cost Per person: $4490
Single supplement: $950
Deposit: $500
Deposit due 26 June 2020
Itinerary Click here to view the full itinerary


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