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Old Testament/Hebrew Bible


RELI 201
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MDST 203
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.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students will be exposed to ancient cultures and literatures. Students will develop critical tools for interpreting religious texts.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RELI
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-23-2014
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