SP/HB6/715 – The Book of Genesis as a Spiritual Text
View outline (PDF) Instructor(s): Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan
In the Book of Genesis, complex narratives invite the reader to reflect on issues of deep spiritual, existential, and philosophical importance. Issues include divine nature, human nature, dreams and visions, reconciliation, and family relationships. Guided by close reading of selected narratives, and employing interpretive techniques from the Jewish midrashic, kabbalistic, and Hasidic traditions, along with ecumenical depth psychological traditions, we will explore the issues from scholarly and personal perspectives.