KNB 3232 Bible in Context Amos & Social Justice Syllabus

University of Toronto, Winter 2016

About This Course

This course uses the book of Amos as a means of introducing the covenantal values that lay behind Israel’s approach to social justice. Students will be required to visit and report on a Church-related ministry with a social justice orientation. Through this exercise and classroom activities, students will reflect on the Church’s call to social justice and the way in which this can be realised in the lives of individuals and congregations. If possible, a street orientation will be scheduled to take place on one evening toward the end of the semester. Additional emphasis will be placed on the content and shape of the book of Amos and the task of interpreting it as Scripture of the Church