11-Week Course on Bible History and Interpretation
Thursdays, January 4–March 21*, 2024, 6–8pm
Trinity Commons and Online | Free to attend
Registration is open now!
Note: Online registration is currently full. In-person spots still available!
Who wrote the Bible?
Why do we argue over its meaning?
Is the Bible true?
If you have questions about the Bible, where it comes from, or its role in today’s world, you’re invited to join an in-person Thursday evening discussion series that goes beyond an ordinary Bible study.
Over 11 weeks, hear from leading teachers, scholars, and clergy from diverse faith backgrounds and perspectives about the history and interpretation of the Bible, and think together about how scripture can inform and enrich our everyday lives.
We’ll practice bringing our whole selves to the Bible and learn to read it skillfully, inclusively, and with joy.
There will be plenty of time for food, fellowship, and sharing our stories.
Hosted by Trinity’s Faith Formation and Education team. For more information contact ChristianFormation@trinitywallstreet.org.
*Note there will be no meeting on March 7.
Into the Word Syllabus
Thursday, January 4
What is the Bible? Genre and Bringing Ourselves to Scripture
Dr. Eric Barreto
Thursday, January 11
Summerlee Staten, Ruth Frey, and Dr. Kathy Bozzuti-Jones of Trinity Church Wall Street will lead conversations with participants about our relationship to the Bible.
Thursday, January 18
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Septuagint: How the Bible Came Together
Dr. Sidnie White Crawford
Thursday, January 25
What is the Old Testament?
Dr. Julie Faith Parker
Thursday, February 1
What is the Torah?
Rabbi Darren Levine
Thursday, February 8
What is the New Testament?
Dr. Janette Ok
Thursday, February 15
Reception History and the Bible as Beloved
Thursday, February 22
Testimony and Counter-Testimony
Rev. Judy Fentress-Williams, Ph.D.
Thursday, February 29
Women and the Bible
Rev. Yein Kim and Rev. Elizabeth Blunt, Trinity Church Wall Street
There is no meeting on Thursday, March 7
Thursday, March 14
The Tree of Life: An Overarching Narrative of the Bible
Summerlee Staten, Trinity Church Wall Street
Thursday, March 21
The Bible and You
Summerlee Staten, Ruth Frey, and Dr. Kathy Bozzuti Jones, Trinity Church Wall Street