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A Sage’s Counsel for Knowing God and Caring for People

OTS 7790
Semester Credit Hours Faculty Modality Meeting Time Location

TBA

3

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Summer 2022

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Fall 2022

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Spring 2023

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Through this course we will learn to listen to the advice of the Hebrew sages, with particular attention to (a) how they understood God and their relationship with him, and (b) how they approached the care of fellow human beings.  In a post-modern culture which is at once hesitant to ascribe authority to any but self, yet yearning for mystery and wonder, the sage’s supra-covenantal perspective of the divine offers timely insights.  And in a post-modern church that hesitates to reuse cookie-cutter templates for reaching and training new followers of Christ, the sage offers time-tested topics and approaches adaptable for our current season.  Biblical revelation in Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and selected Psalms will serve as primary source material for this course, although it will not proceed as a book-study per se.

 

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