Aug 16, 2022  
2019-2020 Theological School Catalog (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) 
    
2019-2020 Theological School Catalog (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BBCL 625 - Theodicy in the Hebrew Bible

3 credits
Through a combination of biblical exegesis and theories from fields of sociology, anthropology, psychology and autobiographical narrative, this course examines the questions of theodicy (and anthropodicy) in the Hebrew Bible, with emphases on the quest for social, ecological, and economic justice questions to be considered: What kind of God-character do we have in the Hebrew Bible? Conversely, what kinds of social, religious, and political systems produce, justify, and challenge that character? How is justice executed (double entendre: “killed” and “enforced”) in the prophetic, psalmodic, wisdom, and narrative texts of Hebrew Bible? Pre-requisite: BBCL 501 or BBST 501



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