Spring Lay School of Theology – April 6,13, 20 & 27
Creation or Commodity? Biblical Perspectives on Today’s Environmental Issues
Led by Dr. Richard Weis, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean and Professor of Hebrew Bible
In contemporary American society a powerful way to think about the environment is as a series of commodities for human consumption. The Bible, especially the Old Testament, offers equally powerful alternative views that have the capacity to help us see today’s problems with fresh eyes. For example, one perspective sees nature and society as a single, interdependent web on which humans depend and for which they are responsible. This course will nurture your ability to use the scriptures of the Old Testament to bring fresh perspectives and values to current environmental issues.