The Genesis Story: Reading Biblical Narratives

Deepen your understanding of the meaning and beauty of the first book of the Bible.

Genesis is a book of fundamental importance for the Jewish and Christian faiths and has exerted a profound influence on Western Civilization. In addition to being a great religious text, it is also a literary masterpiece. 

This free online course explores some of the work’s major narrative themes, including the complex relationship between God and man, the consequences of a rupture in that relationship, and the path towards reconciliation.

Join Professor Justin Jackson in this six-lecture course as he analyzes the stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.

Enroll in this free course on Genesis today!

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This wonderful course selection reaches my interest and academic level, is thorough and considerate of the topic at hand and gives a perspective from many different angles that encourages deep spiritual consideration and critical thinking.

– Laura

Takes the student through the full context of the course subject matter. Wonderful insight into how we strayed and its consequences and offers a solution.

– Don

It's refreshing listening to ideas and thoughts that would be discussed in a classroom setting.  It's been quite a few years since I have been in that type of setting.  It's nice to be back.  It gets the creative juices running in the brain again.

– Susan