GET TO KNOW ME: PROFESSOR EDITION- #FYF 12 Pamela Klassen & Naomi Seidman



Course offered: The Bible & Migration
Professors: Pamela Klassen & Naomi Seidman
Subject: Diaspora & Transnational Studies
Course Code: DTS199H1F
Time: Thursday 16:00 – 18:00

From the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden to the border-crossings in the book of Ruth and the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem, the Bible speaks powerfully and in many voices about the experience of displacement and migration. These stories continue to play a complex and important role in modern literature and contemporary debates about migration and migrants. Our course will explore biblical narratives and laws about sojourners, strangers, foreigners, refugees and migrants, follow the paths of these travelers into later religious and political discourse, and attend to the reverberations of these journeys in contemporary art, literature and political discourse.


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