Posted on January 9, 2018 by Chester Ronning Centre

Join us on Tue Feb 27 at 7:00 pm, at the Camrose United Church for an Augustana Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Christine Mitchell. This talk addresses biblical conquest texts and explore possibilities for repudiating these texts while still respecting a biblical heritage. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free & open to the public.

On Tue Feb 27, at 7:00 pm, join us at the Camrose United Church (4829 50 St, Camrose) for Does the Bible justify genocide? If so, do we have to listen? – Augustana Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Christine Mitchell. This event is free to attend and open to the public. No RSVP necessary. Light refreshments will be served.

As the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has shown us, Canadian law and institutions are based on the erasure of Indigenous peoples. We can trace this erasure back to many biblical texts that call for the extermination of Canaanites and other “peoples of the land.” This talk explores possibilities for repudiating these texts while still respecting a biblical heritage.

Dr. Mitchell is Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at St. Andrew’s College, University of Saskatchewan. Since she first started learning biblical Hebrew in 1989 as an undergraduate in archaeology, She’s been fascinated by the text and world of the Hebrew Bible.

 


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