Themes in the Gospel of Luke, taught by Dr. Eunyung Lim
This class explores a set of main themes and key passages in the Gospel of Luke, aiming to contextualize them in our contemporary context as we prepare for Year C this fall. Focusing on stories about women, children, and social outcasts, we will learn how Luke’s storytelling leads us to see God’s radical and concrete love for all in our time. In particular, class participants will be encouraged to reflect on Luke’s gospel from their own social locations.
Dr. Eunyung Lim is Assistant Professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She holds both a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Theology from Harvard Divinity School. She uses historical-critical methods, feminist and contextual hermeneutics, and anthropological insights to interpret biblical and early Christian texts in their socio-cultural contexts. Her research pays close attention to the marginalized voices in the New Testament and her book, Entering God’s Kingdom (Not) Like a Little Child, illuminates the rich and diverse ways early Christ followers associated childlikeness with God’s kingdom. Dr. Lim pursues an innovative and contextualized pedagogy, often adopting music, visuals, and performances for her classes. Her teaching has been recognized four times with the Harvard University Distinction in Teaching award.
October 21 and 28, and on November 4, 2021, via Zoom
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, CST.
Registration fee: $40