Sacred Texts and Oral Traditions
January 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 4, 2018
An introduction to sacred scripture and oral narrative in four traditions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Indigenous Traditions. For each tradition, we will read selected primary and secondary sources in order to consider the content of these sacred teachings, their history and development, techniques of transmission, interpretive practices, and cultural significance. Together, we will develop a group understanding of the meaning of the word “sacred” in the phrase “sacred texts and oral traditions.” Two field trips to see embodied traditions and three featured guest teachers will enhance our learning. Course is led by Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan. Open by pre-registration through Vancouver School of Theology.