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Chaos as Understood Through Babylonian Myths and the Biblical Stories of Genesis

Imagine the first chapters of the Book of Genesis as stories confronting chaos rather than explanations of how the earth was formed. Imagine those stories being written by refugees living in captivity. Imagine how ancient stories confronting chaos might be understood today. In this five week course we will examine the impact of Babylonian myths on the first 11 chapters of Genesis. The course is not designed for discourse on creationism or Biblical literalism but rather an enlightened discussion on chaos and evil as seen through ancient eyes.

Instructor Bio:

Reverend Andrews has been a Presbyterian minister for over 35 years. He has a BA in History, MA in Education, MDiv in religious studies, and a DMin in religious and cultural studies. He is a lover of stories and the truths they help us discover.

Recommended Reading:

Bible - First 11 chapters
Levenson, Jon. Creation and the Persistence of Evil, 1994.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A601 Louie Andrews Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8 Mo 1:00-2:30 p.m. Hampton Inn Staunton A

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