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
Basic degree students enrol in WYB3222HF
Course Code: 
WYB6222HF
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 a 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 reading within the context of the Ancient Near East, theological exegesis, disaster and trauma studies, and narrative criticism). 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
Course in OT
Summer 2019
Start Time: 
9:00
End Time: 
15:00
Schedule: 
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Begin Date: 
Monday, April 22, 2019 to Friday, April 26, 2019
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Enrolment Notes: 
Drop deadline to avoid academic and financial penalty: 12pm April 23, 2019
Additional Notes: 
This course was previously taught at the 2000 level under the course code WYB2221H There is a pre-course assignment.
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Readings
O
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Book Review