BIBL9320: The Biblical Witness of Equality, Liberation, and Empowerment

Class Program
Credits 4

This course will examine texts from across the Protestant Christian canon (OT and NT) that directly speak to the tradition of equality, liberation and empowerment of all persons, especially those from historically marginalized communities. The class will critique interpretations of biblical texts that have been used to argue for the hierarchy of men over women and the subjugation of various people groups. The course will explore methods for faithful interpretation that celebrate a Wesleyan theological anthropology, which acknowledges the full humanity of all persons as created in God's image.