Wrestling with Troubling Texts [NEWT/OLDT 0541 1A]

 Course Dates: Monday May 6, 2024 to Friday July 26, 2024
 Instructor: Dr. Bill Webb
 Course Type: Asynchronous Online
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Course Description

This course will examine troublesome biblical texts by exploring hermeneutical methods that emphasize reading biblical texts redemptively within their ancient-world 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 of 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.

This is an asynchronous online course.

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