"For Such a Time as This": Insights and Issues from the Books of Ruth and Esther for Today
College: Wycliffe College
Instructor 1: Taylor, Marion Ann
Date Cancelled: 
Apr 1, 2019
Course Code: 
WYB2221HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

We will read the books of Ruth and Esther together with the cloud of witnesses from the past and present who found them not only life giving but also, especially in the case of Esther, deeply troubling. We will examine techniques and strategies used for reading these and other Old Testament narratives through history. We will explore the contexts of Ruth and Esther within both the ancient world and Scripture. We will examine their contents making use of a variety of traditional and innovative interpretive techniques and strategies (including theological exegesis, disaster and trauma studies, and narrative studies). We will consider how these books speak to us as individuals and as the church in the twenty-first century.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Summer 2019
Summer 2015
Start Time: 
TBA
End Time: 
TBA
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
TBA
Minimum: 
8
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars