New Testament Responses to Violence

EMB2801HF  L0101
Offered in Summer 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A variety of recent political events have confronted students of theology with the spectre of violence in recent years, inevitably raising the question of how to engage the issue theologically. This course will aid students' engagement with various forms of violence (imperial, gender, economic, etc.) through the various New Testament authors and their own dealings with the issues. Indeed, insofar as the Bible is accorded significant political value, it is vital - regardless of one's own religious proclivities - to understand what the texts contained in the New Testament have to report on these issues in their own era. This course surveys various points at which New Testament authors encountered the violence. It aims to acquaint students with the social world of the New Testament, to familiarize students in major issues in the study of the New Testament, and to aid students in the development of a biblical hermeneutic conscious of its implications.

Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 13:30 to 16:30 · Begins: 06/17 · Ends: 06/27
Schedule Notes: 17 June 2014 - 27 June 2014
Instructors: Christopher B. Zeichman
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Enrollment Notes: This course has been offered previously under the title 'New Testament Responses to Imperial Violence'.  Major syllabus change effective 20145
Additional Notes: Last day to register: June 2 / to drop: June 18 / to pay: June 4

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