2014 Fall Courses

THEO 64108. The Old Testament Story
3 credits, Ardea Russo
Sept. 26-27, Nov. 7-8, Dec. 5-6

This course will be at Marian High School

Course DescriptionThis course will provide students with an overview of the Old Testament narratives (namely, the books of Genesis-2 Kings), which tell the story of God and his ongoing relationship with his chosen people, Israel. We will explore the questions asked by the biblical authors and seek to place these writings in their historical contexts. As we study the narrative of salvation history as it is articulated in these texts, we will pay extra attention to passages in which God’s behavior may have proved frustrating or troubling to readers, and try to come up with a way of explaining the different pictures of God that emerge.