Contemporary issues will be derived from selected Bible stories and discussed in a seminar manner seeking individual perspectives and comments on that perspective and then other perspectives and comments. The purpose is to develop your initial thoughts on ethical issues with the consideration of other perspectives and clarifying comments. Uses the companion book, Bible Stories for All Without the Dogma, for optional pre-class readings. Available at registration through the UUCC Book Store ($15 including tax and delivery).
Tuesdays, January 26, February 2, February 9. 7:00-8:30 pm via Zoom.
- Session 1: Course description in detail, presenter background, Biblical influences in Western culture, description of modern seminars; ethics & morals; discussion routine; and issues derived from the stories of Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, Noah, and Abraham.
- Session 2: Isaac, Jacob, Esau, Laban, and Joseph
- Session 3: Moses, Ruth, Saul, David, Solomon, Esther, closing
The ethics, morals, and responsibility issues will cover the following themes: personal responsibility, the responsibility to care for others, relationships, morality, and fairness.