The Bible and Moral Debate

JUDS 0060 S01 [CRN: 24459]

How was the Bible employed in past moral debates that divided American society, e.g., debates over the legitimacy of slavery? How is the Bible used in contemporary moral discourse, e.g., concerning abortion, capital punishment and gay rights? What does the Bible really have to say about such issues? This course will consider these and other questions through a close reading of pertinent texts which address topics such as abortion, homosexuality, capital punishment, immigration, gender, family violence, race and slavery, disability, genocide, the environment and inequality of wealth. No prerequisites.
Term
Spring 2020
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
999
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
Meetings
10:30 - 11:50 Tue, Thu - from Jan 22, 2020 to May 15, 2020
Exam Group Code
09