Reading Romans in the Shadow of Empire
Instructor 1: Keesmaat, Sylvia
Graduate degree students enrol in ICB6751HS
Course Code: 
ICB3751HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

Paul's letter to the Romans is seen by many as the centrepiece of his epistles, providing a summary of his theology and the key to his thought. We will, however, read Romans as a thoroughly situational letter, written to communities shaped by the culture and beliefs of imperial Rome, struggling not only with their own social contexts, but also with the place of Judeans and the story of Israel in their midst. The social status of the believing communities in Rome, as well as the social dislocation of many residents of Rome will provide a context for reading Romans from below, as a letter to communities struggling with what it means to be faithful in a context of slavery, poverty and violent distrust of the stranger.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Summer 2016
Start Time: 
9:30
End Time: 
17:00
Schedule: 
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Begin Date: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 to Friday, July 15, 2016
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Enrolment Notes: 
Students need to contac the ICS Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu to complete their registration and pay summer tuition fees
Additional Notes: 
Pre-seminar reading required
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Research Paper