The seminar focuses on the issues of war and sacrifice as they are treated in the Bible. Topics might include: (1) the meaning of wars of extermination in the biblical narrative; (2) the difference between the Old Testament (OT), pre-Augustinian and post-Augustinian Christian approaches to pacifism and war; (3) the consequences of war in the OT, including issues relating to conquest, booty, prisoners, and the acquisition of slaves; (4) the concepts of sacrifice and victimhood in the OT; (5) the binding of Isaac as it relates to other practices of sacrifice, both in the OT and in other religions; (6) the theology of the Crucifixion as viewed against the background of sacrifice and victimhood in the OT; (7) and the criminological conception of victimhood.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
There are no offered sections in 2012-13. Please choose a different year.