For such a time as this - Insights and Issues from the Books of Ruth and Esther for Today

College Wycliffe College
Course Code WYB6222HY
NOTE: Basic degree students enrol in WYB3222HY
Semester Full-year
Section 3101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

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.

Department Biblical
Schedule TBA
Start & End Date May 3, 2023 - Aug 7, 2023
Start Time 9:00
End Time 17:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Schedule Notes

<p>Drop deadline to avoid academic and financial penalty: 12pm May 3, 2023</p>

Means of Evaluation
Currently Offered Summer 2023