Six-lesson course explores the leading narratives in the foundational religious text
Hillsdale, Mich. – Today, Hillsdale College launched its new free online course, “The Genesis Story: Reading Biblical Narratives.” The course is taught by Professor of English Justin Jackson, with an introduction by Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn. Over six lectures, the course examines the primary narratives in the book of Genesis, including the stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob and Esau, and Joseph.
Genesis is a book of fundamental importance for the Jewish and Christian faiths and has exerted a profound influence on Western Civilization. In addition to being a great religious text, it is also a literary masterpiece. This course explores some of the work’s major narrative themes, including the complex relationship between God and man, the consequences of a rupture in that relationship, and the path towards reconciliation.
“Dr. Jackson’s literary study of Genesis provides students with key insights and tools to deepen their theological understanding of the beloved stories of the first book of the Bible,” said Kyle Murnen, Director of Online Learning. “We are excited to offer an online course on a work of such profound religious, historical, and literary significance.”
To sign up for the free course, visit https://lp.hillsdale.edu/genesis/.
About the Online Courses
Hillsdale College’s free, not-for-credit online courses feature lectures from many of the College’s faculty across various disciplines, including politics, history, economics, religion, and literature. More than 2.1 million students have enrolled in an online course with Hillsdale College. For more information, see Hillsdale College’s online courses.