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God, Time and History: A Study of Biblical Texts

THREE WEDNESDAYS AND ONE THURSDAY, NOON – 1:30 P.M. SEPTEMBER 18 AND 25, OCTOBER 2 AND 10 | COMPASS BANK, SECOND FLOOR, 2001 KIRBY AT SAN FELIPE

How was the passage of time given meaning in the ancient world? What role was assigned to God in shaping the direction of events? Many biblical texts are best described as history that is intended to record events of major significance and to commit them to cultural memory.

Matthias Henze, assistant professor of religious studies at Rice University, will examine the writing of history in ancient Israel and in the early Church. He will examine the Biblical account of the Exodus, the portrait of King David, the Babylonian Exile, and the Book of Acts, the Gospels, and the biography of Jesus.

Subscribers may bring sack lunches; drinks will be provided. Citations to biblical texts will be sent with acknowledgement of enrollment.

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Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 

 

The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.

 

Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 

 

Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.

 

AND WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A FALL POP-UP COURSE!
Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced

 

Fall is just around the corner. Register today!

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