Reading the Bible from the Margins:
Stories from Below
an advent course by
Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat
with the Rt. Rev. Andrew Asbil, Bishop of Toronto
The biblical story is unexpectedly shaped by those at the margins: women, foreigners, the powerless. What if these stories are actually the centre of the story? What do they reveal about how we live out of this story today?
The cost for this course
is being covered
by the Anglican Diocese
Nov 21, 28,
Dec 5, 12
*recordings will be available for those unable to attend all sessions.
This course is for anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the Bible. All are welcome, regardless of denominational or religious affiliation. No prior knowledge of the Bible is necessary.
Course Format and Requirements
Each session will be a unique format of Dr. Keesmaat teaching with framing reflections by Bishop Asbil. Participants will also be able to post questions in the chat; depending on participation numbers and time, we will endeavour to answer as many questions as possible. Powerpoint will be used periodically to show biblical texts and illustrations. Each class will run on zoom for two hours with a 5 minute break half-way through.
Each session will be recorded. Students who miss a session can request a link to watch the recording. The recordings will not be posted in any other context.
There are no assignments and no required reading for this course, although suggestions for further reading will be made as the course progresses.