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SCR 5302 The ProphetsThis reading of the prophets will emphasize exegesis of prophetic texts, the prophets’ call for social justice, and what these texts reveal about God's providential expectation for Israel and the coming Messiah. Students will study the human side of the prophets—their religious experience, theological outlook, political activities, persecution and struggle. Students will explore the modern relevance of the prophetic message. Prerequisite: SCR 5131. 2 credits. Dr. Wilson.
SCR 5303 The Writings
Job, the Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Daniel, Lamentations, Ezra, Nehemiah, and 1 and 2 Chronicles are among the books that constitute the third section of the Hebrew Bible known as The Writings. Students will concentrate their attention on a book of their interest. Selected topics may include: the role of the Psalms in shaping liturgy and personal spirituality; the outlook of wisdom literature and its lessons for leading the good life; the feminine side of faith as seen through Ruth, Esther and the Song of Solomon; apocalyptic visions in Daniel and expectations for the return of Christ. Prerequisite: SCR 5131. 2 credits. Faculty.
SCR 5311 GenesisThis seminar will do a close reading of the Book of Genesis, examining theological issues raised by the text. A selection of modern, traditional Christian and Jewish commentaries will be studied in order to gain deeper insights into the stories of Creation, the Fall, Cain and Abel, the Flood and the patriarchal narratives. Prerequisite: SCR 5131. 2 credits. Dr. Wilson.
SCR 5312 Isaiah
More than any other book of the Old Testament, the prophet Isaiah gives voice to God’s sovereignty and man’s dependence on Him, to the ideal of God’s Kingdom and God’s plan of salvation through Christ. This course is an in-depth study of the book of Isaiah, read in English translation. We will look at the message of Isaiah in its historical context, in the context of the message of the whole Bible, and in light of contemporary events. Prerequisite: SCR 5131. 2 credits. Dr. Wilson.