This course aims to aid students in obtaining general knowledge of the Bible and assist them in getting basic understanding of its messages. In the first half of each class, students learn about the Bible through lecture and group discussion. This year we will read mainly Genesis and Exodus. In the second half of the class, students are requested to appreciate the messages of the Bible by silent reading and oral reading and connecting them with our daily experiences. Students are highly expected to share their ideas and opinions during the class. The course will be conducted primarily in English.
All the materials will be provided in class.
To be announced in class.
There will be a lot of group discussions in class. Active participation is highly expected.
Attendance / Journal / Short Reports / Term Paper
１．Introduction to the Old Testament ２．Genesis (1) Creation of the World ３．Genesis (2) Adam and Eve ４．Genesis (3) The Fall of Man / Cain and Abel ５．Genesis (4) The story of Noah and the Ark / God's Covenant with Noah ６．Genesis (5) The Tower of Babel ７．Genesis (6) The Call of Abram / Abraham Tested ８．Genesis (7) The Stories of Isaac, Jacob, Joseph ９．The Story of Moses 10．Invasion of Canaan / Stories of David and Solomon 11．Formations and Downfalls of Kingdoms / Babylonian Captivity 12．Familiar Passages from the Bible (1) 13．Familiar Passages from the Bible (2) 14．Movie watching: "The Nativity Story" 15．Review of the Term
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