Posted on January 9, 2018 by Chester Ronning Centre

Join us on Wed Feb 28 at 12:30 pm in the Roger Epp Room for an Augustana Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Christine Mitchell. This talk addresses biblical conquest stories and reflects on the possibility of decolonizing these stories as Canada works towards reconciliation. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free & open to the public.

On Wed Feb 28, at 7:00 pm, join us in Roger Epp Conference Room (Augustana Forum, 2nd Floor) for What to do with all these Canaanites? A settler-Canadian reflection on biblical conquest stories – 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.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action include calls for the Government of Canada as well as churches and other faith groups to repudiate concepts such as the Doctrine of Discovery and terra nullius that have justified European colonization of Indigenous lands. While these concepts have a long history of development, ultimately their origins can be traced to biblical conquest stories. This talk reflects on the possibility of decolonizing these stories as Canada works towards reconciliation.

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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