Engaging Texts & Contexts

BSG 5501
Semester Credit Hours Faculty Modality Meeting Time Location
Fall 2021 3

P. Overland

In-Person T: 8:30AM-11:30AM ASH
Fall 2021 3

D. deSilva

Remote Live + On-Demand M: 6:30PM-8:30PM ONL

This course introduces students to a three-fold framework for biblical interpretation involving the investigation of the “world in front of the text” (between the text’s composition and us as readers), the “world within the text” (the close reading of the text itself), and the “world behind the text” (the environment and situation that contributes to the occasion and shaping of the text, and therefore its contextual interpretation). The applicability of this model also to the literature and contexts of other curricular areas will also be demonstrated.

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No prerequisites required.