RELI 352 Biblical Interpretation

The purpose of this course is to engage students in a study of the theory and practice of biblical interpretation throughout Christian history and in contemporary Christianity. Students will consider traditional approaches to the study of scripture, challenges to those approaches and alternative proposals offered since the Enlightenment, and contemporary ways of interpreting scripture. Students will also study issues relating to the inspiration and authority of scripture and to the contemporary use of scripture in theology, ethics, and broader Christian living. A central aspect of the course will be students' own engagement with the Bible in actual exegetical practice.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

RELI 300 and RELI 301.

Offered

As needed.