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Trinity in Sydney – Book of Genesis: Politics and Promises

In 2022, faculty from Trinity College Theological School will be teaching seminars and intensives at St James' Institute, Sydney.

One-day seminar: Saturday 2 July 2022

God’s promises to Abraham include land possession, a great nation, and blessing to all nations – theological themes that extend through the Bible to the New Testament. But what about the dispossessed? And those outside that “great” nation, including the refugee? Is there any place for blessing from other nations as well as to them? Probing the drama and detail of the Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar stories, this session will consider the theology of Genesis within the context of ancient Israel’s history and its intersection with contemporary Christian concerns. 

Taught by Dr Rachelle Gilmour

*This one-day seminar is the first day of the one-week intensive ‘Book of Genesis: Politics and Promises’ and is designed for those who do not wish to enrol in the full intensive.

One-week intensive: 2, 4–7 July 2022

This one-week intensive will look at when and why the narratives of Israel’s beginnings in the book of Genesis were written through a careful study of its texts and narrative artistry. Through the stories of their ancestors, ancient Israel and Judah negotiated issues of national identity, land possession and dispossession, exiles, and refugees. In doing so, theological themes related to God’s sovereignty, divine presence and transcendence, election, the politics of gender, reconciliation, and hospitality to the stranger were formulated and debated, developing as the community went from kingdom to exile to life in the land under foreign imperial rule.  

Taught by Dr Rachelle Gilmour

Visit this page for further information and email to book.



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