Old Testament: Wisdom Literature

March 26, 2012 - May 18, 2012

Old Testament: Wisdom Literature

Dr. Sandra Collins

March 26 – May 18, 2012

Registration Deadline: March 22, 2012

The course will engage in a literary, historical and theological study of the wisdom books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs as well as selected Psalms. The broader context of Ancient Near Eastern Wisdom will also be explored. We will follow a thematic approach through sapiential (wisdom of God) literature and its concerns for suffering, virtue, decision making, life priorities, childrearing, illness and death. The course is intended to foster the student’s development of a personal, loving relationship with God while at the same time providing a solid scriptural foundation for later theological studies.

Sandee Collins holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in Jewish Studies as well as master’s degrees in church history and library science. She is currently Academic Dean and faculty in Biblical Studies at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. Sandee has taught biblical courses and general religion classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her dissertation, “Weapons Upon Her Body: The Female Heroic in the Hebrew Bible” is slated for publication by Cambridge Scholars Press in late 2011

This course qualifies for the Advanced Anglican Series in the area of Scripture. 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.

Register by March 10: $190

Register by March 22: $225

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