A Course About Imagining + Reimagining the God of the Bible
with Peter Enns
Imagining + Reimagining the God of the Bible
The Bible is set up to drive us towards imagining God for ourselves--always in connection with tradition, but not simply repeating it.
We can't escape our humanity when we think and talk about God. The Bible sets that precedent.
High-fives from our students!
"I wish I learned the concepts from this course in seminary, but I'm glad I learned it later rather than not at all."
"A bit disturbing. In a good way."
"You two are so great at putting people at ease while providing the best of contemporary scholarship. God bless your ministry and your courage."
"I very much enjoyed the course; I believe I learned much. Both Pete and Jared have great personalities, and their camaraderie made the course fun! Thanks so much!!!"
"Good honest discussion and dignity to non-scholars like myself."
"I had never heard/been taught about [this]. It deepens the experience/understanding of scripture to see it from new (to me) and different angles."
"I enjoy these opportunities to learn without having homework deadlines. This allows me to learn without the stress."
"I’m grateful to have the two of you as conversation partners. As a junior-high and high-school Bible teacher in a conservative Christian school, you help me stay sane."
"Please keep offering these - I believe it’s deeply beneficial to so many who are wrestling deeply with the issues you raise."
"I feel adrift but not alone."
"I appreciate that you understand pastoral concerns that often come up when we push past accepted (mostly Evangelical) ways of approaching Scripture."
"This course opened my eyes to a whole new way of viewing scripture. And I like it!"
Who is this program for?Anyone who is ravenously curious. If the thought of looking at God through the perspective of the Bible and faith from fresh and challenging angles excites you, this is the course for you.
No travel required.The entire What is God Like? course is online and accessible anywhere. Meaning, all sessions are virtual you'll get access to downloadable files digitally.
Peter Enns (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University. He has taught undergraduate, seminary, and doctoral courses at numerous other schools, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, and Temple University. Pete speaks and writes regularly to diverse audiences about the intersection of the ancient setting of Bible and contemporary Christian faith. He is a frequent contributor to journals and encyclopedias, and has written, edited, and contributed to nearly 20 books, including The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More than Our “Correct” Beliefs; The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It, Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament, and The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins. Enns resides in suburban Philadelphia with his wife Susan. His popular blog, The Bible for Normal People, can be found at peteenns.com.