The Pentateuch tells a story about the origins of the cosmos and of humans that provides a framework for the origins of the Israelite nation. Through an examination of the Books of Genesis, Exodus, and Deuteronomy, this course, taught by Fr. Dale Launderville at Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary, will not only aim to understand the message of these books for their original audiences but will also be attentive to how this message has been received through the generations. A special focus of this course will be on how this message has been received in light of scientific theories of evolution and of the origin of the cosmos.
Seminary: Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary
Keywords: creation, evolution, origins of the universe, history of science, Big Bang Theory