Violence, Myth, and Scripture with Suzanne Ross (ChurchNext)


Source: ChurchNext

Blaming God for our own violence and failings is as old as humanity. But how authentic is this? And so how helpful is this?

Suzanne Ross has dedicated her career to helping people understand that human violence is not divine. She runs The Raven Foundation, which is dedicated to helping people understand the root causes of our violence, shaming, and blaming. It is based in Mimetic Theory, which can help us understand things as basic as why our best friends can turn into our worst enemies.  In this introductory course Suzanne helps us understand how this theory holds true in history, our lives, and the Bible.  Her lectures include:

  • Defining Myth and Scripture
  • Mimetic Theory
  • Myth: Romulus and Remus
  • Scripture: Cain and Abel

This is a fascinating class that can help us understand the root causes of violence and, hence, new strategies and insights into how we might curb it.

Ross is the author of The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things and The Wicked Truth About Love (see below for more)

Learn more about this course and register at ChurchNext


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