This course is a study of the literature of ancient Israel with a special emphasis on historical context, literary conventions, ritual practices and competing religious ideologies. Methods from the social sciences along with theories of culture and narrative will assist us in understanding what the Bible meant for its original audiences. This multidisciplinary approach will disclose how the Bible as a religious text responds to as well as shapes changing social, political, and economic circumstances during the long period of its production.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RELI Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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