Confronted by Justice: Encounters between the Biblical Narrative & our World (BIBL642)

April 7, 2014 @ 3:30 pm – April 10, 2014 @ 11:30 pm
Media Room, Carey Centre
5920 Iona Drive
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T
Faith Knoll

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Central to the biblical story and the life and ministry of Jesus is the enactment of justice as envisioned in God’s kingdom. In this course, we will trace this biblical vision of justice by following a number of relevant themes that run through the entire biblical corpus, such as Sabbath and Jubilee formulations, economic redistribution, communal solidarity, hospitality, and care for creation. The course will also explore dimensions of our own world and the structural injustice that exists within it, how a biblically grounded vision of justice might be actualized, and what the role of the faith community could be in embodying it.

Our time together will provide fresh and invigorating challenges, both in how we read the biblical texts and in considering together what it means for us to live faithfully in light of its resolute call to do justice.


This is a graduate course, taught by Dr. Tim Dickau, and is open to anyone interested in taking it for credit or in auditing the 4-day intensive.  All audit students must have a bachelor degree or equivalent to register.

The course is conducted both online, running from April 7th to June 27th, and in class from April 7-10, 2014 for those taking it for credit.

REGISTER through our new online registration system.  You will be prompted to create a username and password and then follow the instructions.  Credit card payment is now accepted through our online system.