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Course in the Community: “The Bible and Trauma”

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Co-taught by Andrea Byer-Thomas, senior pastor of Community United Methodist Church in Fort Pierce, Florida and Ryan Bonfiglio, associate professor in the practice of Old Testament and executive director of The Candler Foundry, this course will explore what it looks like to approach the Bible from the lens of trauma. How can Scripture inform the way we respond to our own experiences of violence, grief, injustice, and dislocation? How can trauma impact faith and spirituality? In what ways did the Bible function as a form of trauma literature for ancient Israel and the early church? Join us as we explore these and other questions related to the intersection of Scripture, trauma, faith, and healing.

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The Candler Foundry’s Courses in the Community program offers in-depth learning opportunities situated at the intersection of the church and the academy. Each course is designed to connect traditional topics in theological education to complex pastoral, ethical, and social issues relevant to local communities and the broader public. For questions or more information, email candlerfoundry@emory.edu or visit The Candler Foundry website.


November 9
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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