Preaching the Prophets

April 8, 2024 - May 27, 2024
From 04/08/2024 to 05/27/2024 - TBD
Registration is $245 or $215 for students from their local formation partner dioceses and members of the Association for Episcopal Deacons.

This course explores the pertinence of the message of the prophets of ancient Israel for contemporary issues through reading, exegesis, and preaching. We will read significant parts of prophetic literature, asking how literary, historical, and theological lenses provide ways to see, preach, and teach its messages. We will also learn from classic preachers (e.g. John Donne) who interpreted and proclaimed the prophets, relating them to both the New Testament and their contemporary societies.

Instructor: Donn Morgan is Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Always a student and teacher of the Bible, he also held administrative positions at CDSP (academic dean, president). He has been deeply involved in theological education in The Episcopal Church and the Graduate Theological Union, as well as teaching in Asia and England. His books include Fighting with the BibleManifesto for LearningTalking with the Bible and The Oxford Handbook of the Writings of the Hebrew Bible (editor).