What does it mean to “think biblically” today in light of all we have learned about scripture, criticism, and culture? This course emphasizes an engagement with the Bible along with and beyond other critical approaches among persons seeking the word of God for church and society today. Uses of scripture by theologians, philosophers, ethicists, and exegetes are examined in social and ecclesial contexts. We will engage in our own readings to illumine theological and ethical dimensions of biblical texts, while attending to cultural and philosophical issues raised by these practices of reading after revelation.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Theology (T-300), Introduction to Biblical Studies (B-300), or equivalent.
This course can also be credited as a Bible course