Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Old Testament Exegetical Studies: Images of God in the Old Testament
0.5 Credit

In the course the student will develop a theoretical understanding of metaphor and how metaphor functions. A variety of biblical images for God will be examined: warrior, king, father, mother, shepherd, rock, etc. The social location of these metaphors will be explored. Attention will be given to how metaphorical language for God functions today.