Zombies, the Bible and the End of the World

College Emmanuel College
Course Code EMB3571HF
NOTE: Graduate degree students enrol in EMB6571HF
Semester First Semester
Section 6201
Online Yes
Credits One Credit
Location Online – Synchronous

What do zombies and the Bible have in common? They both have to do with the end of the world, of course! We will compare zombies in today’s popular culture with apocalyptic texts in the Bible (and some not in the Bible) in their ancient contexts. The goal of the course is to recognize the apocalyptic worldview behind various texts in Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity and the continuing influence of that worldview to the present day, especially as it manifests in zombie imagery. Through this recognition we will wrestle with apocalyptic and zombie-related themes that are relevant today. By exploring imagery, genre, form, function and context (in all the gory details), we will discover common threads related to symbol, human identity, death, fear, hope and meaning-making.

Pre-Requisites Intro to NT or its equivalent
Schedule Mon
Start & End Date May 8, 2023 - Jun 26, 2023
Start Time 18:00
End Time 21:00
Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 12
Maximum Enrolment 20
Enrolment Notes

Last day to register and pay: April 21; last day to drop: May 16

Additional Notes

Course syllabus will be posted in Quercus course.

Schedule Notes

<p>Mandatory attendance for summer intensive courses</p>

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Short Paper
Summative Paper
Currently Offered Summer 2023