New Testament Responses to Violence
College: Emmanuel College
Course Code: 
EMB2801HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

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.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2022
Summer 2017
Start Time: 
16:00
End Time: 
18:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Thu
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
25
Additional Notes: 
This course was previously taught under the title 'New Testament Responses to Imperial Violence'.
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Research Paper
Short Paper