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Holding Scripture Captive: Using and Misusing the Bible in our Contemporary World

September 9 – October 7, 2018

This series examines the ways in which Scripture has been deployed in our society to support a wide variety of causes. Differing stances on issues such as immigration, poverty, race relations, and climate change have appealed to the Bible for support, yet some of those efforts have been more convincing than others. Indeed, some uses of Scripture egregiously oppose the overarching themes of the Bible, so much so that Scripture seems to have been held captive in order to serve these agendas. On five Sundays this fall, scholars from around the Twin Cities will offer resources for interpreting the Bible as it addresses topics that shape our contemporary world.

  • Sept. 9: Immigration – Dr. Ruben Rivera, Bethel University
  • Sept. 16: Gender Issues – Dr. Amy Marga, Luther Seminary
  • Sept. 23: Race Relations – Dr. Paula Cooey, Macalester College (Emerita)
  • Sept. 30: Climate Change – Dr. Cara Anthony, University of St. Thomas
  • Oct. 7: Poverty – Dr. Amy Levad, University of St. Thomas
  • Oct. 14: Reflections and Connections: A Community Dialogue for Interpreting Scripture (facilitated by Dr. Neil Elliott)