Ecclesiastes and the Meaning of Life

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Ecclesiastes (Qohelet in Hebrew) is arguably the most enigmatic book of the Hebrew Bible. This course explores historical, literary and theological aspects of Ecclesiastes and its relevance in present times. Although often seen as a pessimistic book, Ecclesiastes offers rich insights into life’s perplexities and how to live more fully.  

In each class, we will dive into a passage from the biblical text and explore its connection with contemporary culture. This course uses a combined lecture and seminar format with plenty of time for discussion and questions.     

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Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).