The Bible and Violence
College: Regis College
Instructor 1: Lewis, Scott M.
Graduate degree students enrol in RGB6805HF
Course Code: 
RGB3805HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

It is often said that religious texts provoke and sanction violence, and even that religion itself is inherently violent. Utilizing the mimetic violence model, we will examine representative texts from both the Old and New Testaments in dialogue with the insights of René Girard, Eugen Drewermann, C.G. Jung, Walter Wink, and others. Central to our study of the pertinent NT tests is an exploration of the symbolic world of apocalypticism (both Jewish and Christian), as well as teh destructive potential of the Passion narratives. Special attention will also be given to the myth of redemptive violence and the misuse of religious language and symbols. The course will also explore pastoral and theological approaches to sensitive biblical passages today.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2017
Winter 2012
Start Time: 
9:00
End Time: 
11:00
Schedule: 
Thu
Crosslisted to (1): 
Pastoral Thelology
Minimum: 
5
Maximum: 
42
Enrolment Notes: 
Max 42 (AD & BD)