This seminar studies the Act of the Apostles through a postcolonial biblical critical lens focusing on selected speeches. Themes and issues for exploration include contested divinities, images, spaces, faiths, missions, ethnicities, identities, politics, economies, and the role of empire in the making. The course cultivates understanding of the rhetoric of speeches and the stasis they engender as integral dimensions of identity and community construction.

Prerequisites: BX 201 and OT 101 and NT 101; or permission of the instructor.

Note: Enrollment limited to twelve students.