A Class about the Most Controversial, Misunderstood, and Abused Book of the Bible
with Peter Enns, PhD
Given the fever-pitched controversies about evolution, Adam and Eve, and scientific evidence for the Flood, the average person might feel intimidated by the book of Genesis. But behind the heady debates is a terrific story-one that anyone can understand, and one that has gripped people for ages.
If you are not a Bible scholar but want to be able to read Genesis and understand its big picture, this class is just what you’ve been waiting for.
Peter Enns, a Biblical Studies professor, and Jared Byas, an Old Testament professor, summarize the book’s key themes in their book, Genesis for Normal People, and help us see Genesis as an ancient story, one with continued relevance for human experience today. Genesis for Normal People illuminates the characters that fill the book of Genesis, causing us to resonate with their choices and struggles even as we marvel at their distant world. And that’s what you’ll find here-not scientific proof texts or simple moral tales, but a distant world made available, and a story that is often strange, sometimes dangerous, and always filled with rich possibilities.
In a sense, you might wonder whether or not you qualify as normal. If we knew you, we might wonder too. But what we mean is that this book is for the everyday person, the person who has never went to seminary but is curious about how to read the book of Genesis.
September 23, 2019 at 8:30pm ET.
a live virtual event with author Pete Enns.
Pay What You Can
A class like this is typically offered for $99 or more, but please contribute whatever you can to help make this possible for everyone. No normal person will be turned down for lack of funds.
Peter Enns (PhD, Harvard University) is the Abram S. Clemens Professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University, St. David’s, Pennsylvania, and the host of The Bible for Normal People podcast. He is also the author of The Bible Tells Me So, The Sin of Certainty, and How the Bible Actually Works.