The Bible and Its Interpretations

$99.00

This course will survey the ways in which the Bible, as both Jewish and Christian Scriptures, has been read over the millenia, and the profound impact it has had on Western thought and culture. Students will gain a fuller sense of the conflicting ways in which the Bible has been read, and a renewed appreciation of what it means to be faithful to the authority of Scripture. Taught by Colin Redemer. Runs 2/3 – 4/10/20.

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What is the Bible? Inspiring devotional text? Anthology of ancient literature and poetry? A collection of historical texts of debated historicity? This course will survey the ways in which the Bible, as both Jewish and Christian Scriptures, has been read over the millenia, and the profound impact it has had on Western thought and culture. We will begin with a consideration of core biblical themes and narratives, highlighting those that have been particularly formative for the Western imagination. We will then consider different hermeneutics that have been applied to the Scriptures over the centuries, and seek to understand the contours of the historical-critical method that has emerged in the last two centuries and posed challenges for orthodox believers. Students will gain a fuller sense of the conflicting ways in which the Bible has been read, and a renewed appreciation of what it means to be faithful to the authority of Scripture.

Taught by Colin Redemer. Runs 2/3-4/10/20. The syllabus will be available soon. For more details, email Professor Redemer at [email protected]
Online only, runs 10 weeks, meeting 1 hr./wk. via videoconference. Students will also have the option to participate in a class discussion board. Register to reserve your spot and schedule will be set after a poll of participating students; if the class time does not fit your schedule, you will be eligible for a full refund. Note: all classes are offered dependent on demand and require a minimum of four participating students.