Wrestling with Troubling Texts

NEWT 0541 (3)

Examines troublesome biblical texts by exploring hermeneutical methods that emphasize reading biblical texts redemptively within their ancientworld setting and canonical development. Students will shape the selection of texts and topics such as: ownership and harsh treatment of slaves, corporal punishment, cutting off a wife’s hand, forced marriage/rape of war captives, genocide in holy war, collective punishment of an entire family for the crime of one person, gender inequality, prohibition of homosexuality and premarital sex, a supposedly loving God casting people into never-ending torment, etc. Prerequisite: BIBL 0501. Same as OLDT 0541.
Course Code: NEWT 0541 | Credit Hours: 3 | Seminary Graduate Course

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