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TMPS 7066 Grief and the Bible (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Grief, a universal and timeless human experience, is the response to painful loss. This interdisciplinary course will consider the grief experience in light of both biblical and pastoral studies. We will bring consideration of the interpretation of biblical texts into conversation with critical aspects of grief, including attachment and separation, narrative disruption, and meaning-making after loss and trauma. We will consider how engagement with biblical texts within communities of faith might serve specific sacramental and pastoral purposes, including: to articulate and to hold the human experience of loss and grief; and to enable transformative and healing encounters with God.


Instructor(s): Christopher Frechette, S.J. and Melissa Kelley

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Graduate students only. No prerequisites. Maximum 24 students. Fulfills: MTS Bible core; MDiv OT core.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13