The Bible as a Key to Environmental Thought (MED2120.01)

Michael M. Cohen

This survey course will analyze the environmental dimensions and lessons of the book of Genesis and other books of the Bible, and at times from other traditions as well. Through the use of mostly contemporary commentators the text of the Bible will also be read as an environmental text. 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. On another level the text also forces us to confront and explore our relationship with the environment. 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 ourselves better.


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Delivery Method: Entirely remote (synchronous)
Prerequisites:None.
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 1
Th 10:00AM - 11:50AM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 30
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Environment , Literature , Advancement of Public Action , Entirely Remote
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