Lenten Study - Violence in the Bible
Every Wednesday, from 02/24/2021 to 03/24/2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join Pastor Jason as he leads a lecture/study on themes such as sacrifice, violence, collective mobs, repentance and forgiveness. The first several weeks will explore mimetic theory and the rise of ritual sacrifice in the course of humanity as suggested by Rene Girard. By the end of the study, participants should gain a lens which gives a basic understanding of mimetic theory, the role of violence in culture, the origin of scapegoats and monsters, and why Christianity undercuts violence. Using the book of Jonah, participants would practice using this lens to help better understand the Bible. Wednesdays, February 24-March 24, 7-8pm, via Zoom.