RELS418 - ANCIENT INTERP OF BIBLE

The purpose of this course is two-fold: first, to study some of the more important ways in which the Bible was read and interpreted before the modern period; second, to consider the uses to which some contemporary literary theorists have put these ancient modes of interpretation as models and precursors for their own writing. The major portion of the course will be devoted to intensive readings of major ancient exegetes, Jewish and Christian, with a view to considering their exegetical approaches historically as well as from the perspective of contemporary critical and hermeneutical theory. Readings of primary sources will be accompanied by secondary readings that will be both historically oriented as well as theoretical with the latter including Hartman, Kermode, Todorov, and Bloom.
Section 401 - SEM
TR 1030AM-1200PM
STERN, DAVID M.
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 237