RELS438 - TOPICS IN MEDIEVAL HIST

This seminar introduces students to the development of biblical interpretation through the centuries by examining ancient, medieval, and modern interpretations of biblical writings (typically the Song of Songs or the Sermon on the Mount). Students will encounter a variety of significant interpreters, guided by appropriate secondary materials. The seminar will utilize a combination of lecture, discussion, student presentations, close reading, reports, and a research paper. Students will be encouraged to do original research in the primary sources. This course has no prerequisites. The readings will be made available in English.
Section 601 - SEM
This course introduces students to the development of Jewish and Christian biblical interpretation by focusing on late antique, medieval, and contemporary interpretations of the Song of Songs. Students will encounter a variety of important interpreters in translation, guided by appropriate secondary materials. The course will touch on the interplay of asceticism and eroticism, on issues of gender and religious language, on mysticism, and on the development of allegorical interpretation. This course has no prerequisites. The readings will be made available in English. The class will utilize a combination of lecture, discussion, student presentations, and a research paper.
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