NT120-Slaves and Slavery in the New Testament
NT 120 – SLAVES AND SLAVERY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
The institution of slavery and metaphors using slave-holding ideologies permeate the parables, practices and theologies of the earliest Christians leaving a simultaneously painful and liberative legacy for contemporary Christian communities. This course examines the role of slaves and slavery in New Testament texts, early Christian texts, and relevant archaeological materials. In addition the course explores the ethical implications of different interpretive strategies for preaching, liturgy, and pastoral care. Our primary question for the course reads, "What does it mean today that our earliest Christian texts both subjugate and empower enslaved persons?"
Pre-requisite: NT1 or NT2 or the equivalent.
Prof. Shaner. 3 credits.
Easter 2013. Wednesdays, 1:30-3:20pm.
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