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Bible and Western Culture

  • Grades10th
  • PrerequisitesApproval from English I Instructor
  • DatesSession 1: May 31 - July 8 & Session 2: July 5 - August 12, 2022
  • Credits.333 credits
  • Price$700

Bible & Western Culture studies the primary Biblical narratives about the relationship between God and humanity.

In particular, it investigates Israelite and early Christian conceptions of covenant, an ancient near-eastern means of establishing or renewing a kinship relationship. Through a close reading of the Tanakh, the course examines the origin and development of God’s covenant with human beings—from Adam to Solomon—and the promise of its renewal—in Jeremiah and Ezekiel. Then, through a close reading of the New Testament, the course examines the Christian understanding of that renewed covenant.

The principal goals of Bible & Western Culture are for students to become familiar with some of the core concepts and principles, histories and theologies on which Judaism and Christianity are founded. Students will learn to interpret religious texts in the light of modern scholarship. This is a one trimester course which counts .333 credits toward Parish graduation requirements, and it fulfills the 10th grade religious studies requirement. 

This summer, our Bible & Western Culture will be offered two times, once during Session 1 (May 31st to July 8th) and again during Session 2 (July 5th to August 12th). Please choose the Session that best suits your summer schedule. Students are not allowed to attend sessions they are not enrolled in. There are two sections offered during Session 1.

Students are required to attend four of seven face-to-face sessions in addition to a mandatory orientation session. Instructors will contact students with an exact time and location.

Prerequisites: Recommendation from English I instructor

Dates & Times

Session 1, Section 1 (May 31st to July 8th) – FULL

Dates & Times:

  • May 31 – 4:00-6:00pm (mandatory orientation, in-person)
  • June 2 – 10-11:30am (in-person)
  • June 9 – 10-11:30am (in-person)
  • June 16 – 10-11:30am (in-person)
  • June 20 – 10-11:30am (in-person)
  • June 23 – 10-11:30am (in-person)
  • June 27 – 10-11:30am (in-person)
  • June 30 – 10-11:30am (in-person)

Conferences with instructor can be scheduled from July 5th – 7th.

All work must be turned in for a final grade by midnight, July 8.

Session 1, Section 2 (May 31st to July 8th): Section 2

Must attend at least FOUR sessions

  • May 31 – 4:00-6:00pm (mandatory orientation, in-person)
  • June 2 – 2:00-3:30pm (in-person)
  • June 6 – 1:00-2:30pm (in-person)
  • June 8 – 1:00-2:30pm (in-person)
  • June 13 – 1:00-2:30pm (in-person)
  • June 15 – 1:00-2:30pm (in-person)
  • June 20 – 1:00-2:30pm (in-person)
  • June 22 – 1:00-2:30pm (in-person)

Conferences with instructor can be scheduled from July 5th – 7th.

All work must be turned in for a final grade by midnight, July 8.

Session 2 (July 5th to August 12th)

Dates & Times:

  • May 10th & 12th, during Flex  (mandatory orientation, must attend one)
  • July 7 – 10-11:30am (in-person)
  • July 12 – 10-11:30am (in-person)
  • July 21 – 10-11:30am (in-person)
  • July 26 – 10-11:30am (in-person)
  • July 28 – 10-11:30am (in-person)
  • August 2 – 10-11:30am (in-person)
  • August 4 – 10-11:30am (in-person)

All work must be turned in for a final grade by midnight, August 12th.

Program Instructors, Session 1

Forest Turner & Michael Flickinger

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Program Instructor, Session 2

Courtney O’Dell-Chaib

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