2022 Regent Summer Programs


How long, O God?: Old Testament Suffering and Life with God

May 23–May 27 8:30AM–11:30AM APPL 509/BIBL 509 1–2 Credits (1 Audit)

The Old Testament is born out of anguish: a lost paradise, slavery and oppression, exile. Trauma and pain shape the reality of Israel's faith. Yet in this pain, God responds. With that in mind, we'll explore Old Testament ideas about the human condition with a focus on mental health and wellbeing. We'll examine the biblical vision of a good life—one that nurtures wholeness without dismissing the reality of pain—and seek to understand trauma in a spiritual context. In reading a range of biblical texts on pain (narrative, poetry, prophecy) we'll discover and learn from Scripture, nurturing a holistic response to the inevitable struggle of being human.

Summer Programs course registration opens Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 12:00pm PST


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Additional Info

Class will be held on Victoria Day (Monday, May 23rd)