Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018 - 2019 
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Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018 - 2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIB 439 - Biblical Perspectives for Social Justice

Credits: 3
This course is a unique blend of study in the Bible with an eye toward key aspects in relation to being "the people of God." As such, it is neither strictly Bible survey nor merely a topics course. Specific passages have been selected to promote improvement of skills for reading and understanding the bible (the act of interpretation). Choices have been made to cover a range of literature, styles and time periods, and are representative of other larger blocks of biblical material. Texts have also been chosen to correspond to topics key to understanding the dynamics of community living and to consideration of social justice within these texts and contexts. Topics explored include community beginning, ordering, leadership, fragmentation, coherence and power. Both textual and topical aspects need to be kept in creative tension. Skills, creative thinking and application are all equally a goal. This comes from the position of the university that we hold scipture as authoritative for life, hence one should not be diminished or promoted at the expense of the other.
Degree completion only. May not be audited.