D55 31100 1701 - The Religious Imagination
|Revised:||May 23, 2017|
|Course Number||D55 31100 1701|
|Course Name||The Religious Imagination|
|Course Hours||24 hours|
|Dates||- (12 classes)|
Laurence Broadhurst was raised in Toronto and attended St. Michael's Choir School (a very traditional schola cantorum) in downtown Toronto from grades 3 through to 13. He then attended St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto, thinking he would specialize in Economics and become an actuary. Instead, he specialized in Middle English Literature and became unemployed. He next went to Wilfrid Laurier University to study Religion and Culture under Michel Desjardins, writing an M.A. thesis on Denys Arcand's Jésus de Montréal (1989), engaging in a dialogue with the filmmaker/"evangelist" himself. Finally, he was back to UofT to study with Peter Richardson and John Kloppenborg, training on the academic study of earliest Christianity, especially the Greek-speaking Christianity of the second century that had something to say about Christianity's relationship to Judaism.