RST-401-20, Top: Scripture & Interp
INSTRUCTOR: Henrietta Wiley
SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: SEM/Wednesday/6:00 - 8:45 PM, September 5, 12, 26; October 3, 17, 24; November 7, 14, 28; December 5. Exam: December 12
Introduces the history of biblical interpretation and gives special emphasis to the intersection of Roman Catholic interpretation and modern critical scholarship. This course deepens familiarity with different kinds of biblical texts and the various ways of bringing out the meaning of those texts.
-To become more familiar with major themes of Biblical Literature
-To understand the assumptions and methods of traditional and academic interpretation
-To develope your own skills of exegesis (examination) and hermeneutics (interpretation).
Quizzes and Exams
REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS:
20% Discussion and Participation
20% Reading and Written Homework
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
20% Exegesis Paper
REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS:
-Senior, Donald and John J. Collins, eds. The Catholic Study Bible, Second Edition. New York: Oxford Press, 2011.
-Bergant, Dianne. Scripture: History and Interpretation. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2008.
READINGS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:
Required: The Catholic Study Bible, pp. 3 – 85.
Begant, pp. ix – xiii.