“The Book of Genesis,” A Non-Credit Course, Winter Quarter 2011
Cobb Lecture Hall, Room 409, *note change in room*
Paul Mankowski, SJ (Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome)
Intended for university students, faculty, and recent graduates. Others interested in attending, please contact email@example.com
Thursday, February 17
Genesis 23-36: “The Sorrows of the Patriarchs”
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are not held up to us as men whose character and moral conduct are to be imitated. Their patriarchy is accorded its value not in virtue of heroism or holiness, yet is seen most clearly in adversity. To be discussed: within its own limits, what does the Book of Genesis understand by “Israel”?