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If you are interested in an introduction to the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, why not start at the beginning? This class will examine the two creation stories found in Genesis One and Genesis Two.
When you purchase this digital learn-at-your-own-pace option, (once available) you will receive a link to an online learning platform. Through this platform, you will be able to view the lessons. There are twenty 5-minute segments which include video and written material. You will hear the stories, learn about them from scholars who research them in depth, and have the opportunity to reflect on them from your own experience and tradition.
Through these segments, you will learn about the context of the stories. When were they first told? Who was the audience? Why are there two creation stories? We will look at the similarities and differences in the stories and discuss their importance for the audience in which they were each written. This will lead us to reflect a bit more deeply on their value for today's reader.
There will be time for you to reflect on your own perspective of these stories and look at them in light of the first eleven chapters of Genesis. Each of us brings a bit of ourselves to its reading and it rewarding to see how our own life situation enriches the reading of story.