Miracles fill the Bible, yet given our contemporary sensibilities, it is hard to understand them, believe in them or know what they mean. Many people of faith believe in the miracles verbatim. But others are skeptical and would prefer to have them explained in rational and/or in scientific terms. Biblical scholars and scientists have been hard at work for a long time trying to explain the many mysterious phenomena described in the biblical narrative that many cannot accept literally--as simply stated in the text. This course will discuss a variety of explanations of the Bible's many miracles to see if we can make interpret them and understand what they represent.
Instructor: Marden Paru