Bible Overview: Hebrew Scriptures
Course Description: The Hebrew Scriptures (known as the “Old Testament” in the Christian world) are at the root of three major world religions — Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Hebrew Scriptures are a collection of fascinating and sometimes confusing stories, poetry, wisdom sayings and inspired visions. While some stories in Hebrew Scriptures are little known outside scholarly circles, others have become commonplace in conversation, e.g. “David vs. Goliath.” Students will explore the history and development of Hebrew Scriptures, thereby acquiring a solid foundation for continuing study and exploration.
Facilitator: Rev. Marygrace Sorensen
About the Facilitator: Rev. MG was born and raised in Unity. She became a Licensed Unity Teacher in 2003 and a Licensed Unity Minister in May, 2017. She has worked professionally in Unity since 1993 and regularly guest speaks at other Unity churches. Marygrace, known for her enthusiasm, is currently serving as Associate Minister of Unity Church of San Marcos during her internship and will be ordained in 2018.
Required Text: The Bible, (NRSV Recommended), Reading the Bible Again for the First Time by Marcus J. Borg
Please read chapters 1-3 of Reading the Bible Again for the First Time prior to the first class.
Recommended TextNew Interpreter’s Study Bible, published by AbingdonDon’t know Much About the Bible, by Kenneth C. Davis,
Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, by John Shelby Spong
Dates: Tuesdays, August 8 – September 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $60 for the Class; Optional SEE Credit $45