The Bible and the Environment (MOD2254.03)

Michael Cohen

This module will analyze the environmental dimensions and lessons of the Bible with a primary focus on the books of Genesis and Psalms. Through the use of ancient and contemporary commentators the environmental messages of the Biblical texts will be examined as a means to confront and explore our relationship to the environment. The course will also examine the scores of references to nature and the environment with an eye to asking how and why they are used in the biblical narratives. In addition the course will explore the prevailing universal themes of journey, exile, family dynamics, and personal growth with the understanding that our interaction with the environment can only be better understood if we understand our internal environments as well.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 1
T 2:10pm - 4:00pm; F 2:10pm - 4:00pm (April 18, 21, 25, 28 and May 2, 5.)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
This course is categorized as 2000, Advancement of Public Action, All courses, Environment, Michael Cohen, Modules: Transferable Approaches, Three Week, Tuesday and/or Friday Afternoons.