Spring 2012 not offered
|Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies, Middle Eastern Studies|
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
This course offers an introduction to the Hebrew Bible and to modern biblical scholarship. We will examine texts from various parts of the Bible as well as different types of scholarly approaches to those texts. Approaches that we will address include source criticism, form criticism, feminist criticism, historical-critical criticism, anthropological criticism, rhetorical criticism, liberation theology, and Jewish theology. The aim of the course is to engage with the biblical text in a way that fosters critical discussions of its content and fluency with scholarly methodologies, such that students will be prepared to further navigate the field of biblical studies on their own.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students will be exposed to Ancient cultures and literatures. Students will develop critical tools for interpreting religious texts.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(CJST-MN)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(MEST-MN)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
A. Berlin & M. Brettler (eds.), JEWISH STUDY BIBLE (Oxford UP)
J. J. Collins, INTRODUCTION TO HEBREW BIBLE (Fortress Pr.)
I. Finklestein & N. Silberman, THE BIBLE UNEARTHED (Touchstone Pr.)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm exam, final exam and three short papers.
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