Sacred Texts & Oral Traditions

January 21, 2021 - April 8, 2021
January 18, 2021 - April 9, 2021 on Thursdays Time: 2:00 pm for 3 Hours (Vancouver time)
Tuition Basic Rate: $281.00 per credit hour (Diplomas, MDiv, MA, MATS) Advanced Rate: $408.00 per credit hour (ThM, GDTS) Certificate Rate: $192.00 per credit hour Auditing Rate: $141.00 per credit hour Tuition Discount 50% reduction in Certificate, Diploma, and Degree tuition (one course/term): Seniors (65+), VST faculty & staff 50% reduction in Auditing tuition (one course/term): Seniors (65+), full-time VST students, spouses/partners of VST full-time students, VST faculty, staff & board members, VST alumni Fall and Spring Terms only. Eligible for one course per term. Auditing Tuition Rate: $141.00 per credit hour Tuition Subsidy Lay people wishing to audit a VST Continuing Education course or workshop can apply for a tuition bursary of up to 25% of the tuition fees, to a maximum of $100. Ordained clergy can apply for a Continuing Education bursary through the HR MacMillan Fund. For more information please visit Financial Aid.

Code: IPT5/712

Dates: January 18, 2021 – April 9, 2021 on Thursdays

Time: 2:00 pm for 3 Hours

Purpose: An introduction to sacred scripture and oral narrative in four traditions: Tanakh in Judaism, New Testament in Christianity, Qur’an in Islam, and Oral Stories in Indigenous Traditions. For each tradition, we will become acquainted with content, history, transmission, interpretation, and cultural significance. We will highlight oral teachings within each tradition, and overlapping story threads between the traditions.

Pre-requisites:  None

Available via Zoom: Synchronous or Asynchronous