“you may find the crucifixion too upsetting”
Wouldn’t you think theology students have already heard about Christ dying on the cross?
The Daily Mail reports:
Bible students are warned…you may find the crucifixion too upsetting!
Theology students are being warned in advance that they may see distressing images while studying the crucifixion of Jesus, giving them a chance to leave if they fear being upset.
It is part of a trend at a number of universities for ‘trigger warnings’ issued by tutors to let students know about course content that might prove disturbing.
Advocates say it helps to protect the mental health of vulnerable students.
But critics say it is creating a generation of ‘snowflake’ students unable to cope with the harsh realities of the world.
The University of Glasgow, part of the elite Russell Group, confirmed that trigger warnings are issued to theology students studying ‘Creation to Apocalypse: Introduction to the Bible (Level 1)’.
According to university documents, a lecture on Jesus and cinema sometimes ‘contains graphic scenes of the crucifixion, and this is flagged up to students beforehand’.
Warnings are also given to the university’s veterinary students who work with dead animals, and those studying ‘contemporary society’ who will be discussing illness and violence.