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Post-Colonial Approaches to Biblical Study

BCS 6665
Semester Credit Hours Faculty Modality Meeting Time Location

TBA

3

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

Summer 2022

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Fall 2022

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Spring 2023

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One of the defining characteristics of postcolonial biblical interpretation is distinguishing between the biblical reading strategies of dominant cultures and dominated cultures. Drawing especially upon cultural criticism, cultural studies, social location ideology, and cross disciplinary study, this approach seeks to unmask the power dynamics involved in biblical reading strategies in order to examine, critique, confront and challenge the effects upon both the individual and the culture. Moreover, this approach seeks to broaden the student’s exposure as well as engage the student in a genuine global dialogue with voices from the marginalized, colonized, disenfranchised, and dispossessed with the goal of uncovering and using reading strategies that liberate and empower the powerless.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites required.