Genesis is the book of beginnings. The central themes of the creation of the world as well as the beginnings of the people of Israel are found here. It is clear within Genesis that the “story of beginnings” (Genesis 1-11) and the “History of the Patriarchs” (Genesis 12-50) are distinct from each other, but at the same time they are woven together. These two portions make up and demonstrate the continuity of the redemption history of God. The themes of Genesis include the creation of the world, the entrance of sin and evil into the human story and the roots of God’s deliverance from it, the self-revelation of the personal God, Yahweh, and the origin of the people of God. Every central theme of the Bible finds its origin here. The delivery of this course includes lectures, presentations by students, and directed discussion events.
|TIME COMMITMENT||6 HOURS PER WEEK|
|DURATION||8 WEEKS + RESEARCH|
|VIDEO TRANSCRIPT||AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH|
|TOTAL TIME||80 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH|
One of the main pastoral tasks is providing biblical counsel for congregation members. The necessary knowledge and skills for this practice are best won in specific courses and practical training exercises. Foundational to this is a basic understanding of the various facets of modern Psychology.