It is not too late to join us July 19th through 25th…Full details are here.
The BAS Summer Vacation Seminar at St. Olaf is back by popular demand! This year, the tranquil campus of St. Olaf College will welcome two exciting scholars giving 20 dynamic lectures to our enthusiastic participants. Dr. Phyllis Trible of Union Theological Seminary and Dr. James Tabor of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, will present what promises to be one of our most unique programs yet.
The program is truly amazing. Just think–to pack so much into a week, with time to “hang out” and interact in the evenings and at meals is an opportunity not to be missed. Come have a seat with us in this beautiful setting and let’s dialogue on these important topics.
The program looks fantastic. I am doing “Trajectories through Earliest Christianity” and Phyllis Trible is doing “Treks through the Tanakh with Biblical Characters” as only she can do them. Here is the breakdown:
Tabor: Trajectories through Earliest Christianity
In his lecture program, Professor Tabor examines some of the most intriguing enigmas, mysteries, and controversies in early Christianity
- Re-humanizing the Mythological/Theological Miriam, Mother of Jesus
- Miriam the Magdalene: Wife, mother, Consort, or Literary Fiction?
- Identifying the Mysterious Disciple Whom Jesus Loved
- A Thoroughly Apocalyptic Jesus – Was Schweitzer Right?
- John the Baptizer—An Alternative Messiah in the Time of Jesus?
- Why the “End of the Age” Should Have Come in 70 CE
- Did the Apostle Paul Repudiate Judaism?
- The Q Source Hypothesis after 100 Years – What Can We Definitely Say?
- Understanding the Earliest View of the Resurrection of Jesus
- What Kind of a Jew was Jesus?
Trible: Treks through the Tanakh with Biblical Characters
The ten lectures will explore literary, theological, and feminist perspectives on Biblical narratives with particular attention to select characters. The characters, by lecture, include the following:
- God the Creator
- Hagar, Sarah, and Abraham
- Ishmael and Isaac
- Elijah and Jezebel
- God Wrathful and Merciful