Ruth: The Story of God

Ruth: The Story of God

Taught by Marion Ann Taylor

The Ruth course, taught by Marion Taylor, assists formal and informal students alike in understanding and living out the biblical text in today’s world, by illuminating each passage of Ruth in light of the Bible’s grand story.

Course Details

  • 5 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 2.5 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • Ruth: The Story of God

12 Month Access
$179.99 USD

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Course Description

The Ruth online course features scholar and professor Marion Ann Taylor teaching through the book of Ruth in engaging and challenging lessons. This course explains and illuminates each passage of the book in light of the Bible's overarching grand story. Taylor offers an engaging and probing introduction to the entire book of Ruth, guiding viewers in creatively and faithfully living out its messages in today's context. Using a story-centric approach, this set of lessons is ideal for formal and informal students alike, and for everyone who wants to better understand the book of Ruth today.

Overall, the Ruth course views Scripture as God's Story, examining the book in its canonical and historical setting, in order to foster discernment in living God's Story faithfully and creatively with and for the church in the twenty-first century.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • Greater familiarity with and appreciation for the oft-heard story of Ruth
  • Insight into how to faithfully live out the message of Ruth today
  • A deeper understanding of the historical world of the Old Testament and how that might affect today’s reading of the text
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

Meet Your Instructors

Marion Ann Taylor

Ph.D., Yale

Marion Taylor is professor of Old Testament at Wycliffe College in Toronto, Canada.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Ruth

  • Ruth 1:1–22

  • Ruth 2:1–23

  • Ruth 3:1–18

  • Ruth 4:1–22



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