Wednesdays starting January 26th at 11:45 a.m.| CSC Classroom
DANIEL AND THE POLITICS OF EXILE
Director's Class — Michael Sacasas
The stories about the prophet Daniel and his companions are among the most well-known stories in the Bible. We may be tempted, however, to think of them chiefly as inspiring and entertaining stories for children. In fact, these stories are about exile, identity, state power, political intrigue, and hope. They help readers imagine what it means to be faithful in an often hostile and dehumanizing cultural environment.
Throughout this class, we will carefully consider the first seven chapters of the book of Daniel and the wisdom it holds for those of us who are seeking to faithfully navigate our own often turbulent cultural waters.