Vancouver School of Theology

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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.

Pre-requisite: HB500

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HB500—Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

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