E 358J • The Bible as Literature--COURSE CANCELLED
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Become familiar with the principal texts and images of the Old and New Testaments so as to recognize the use of the Bible in any form of literature, e.g., Sciences, History, Medicine, Music, Law, Philosophy, Theology, etc. Since the West depends upon the interpretation of Alexandria, that's the interpretation we will do, although we will mention Jewish, Muslim, Pagan and other sectarian interpretations. For Alexandrian exegesis, make sure that you know chapters 5-9 of R.M. Grant, Short History of the Interpretation of the Bible.
Four short papers (6 pages each); attendance (do not miss more than two classes); final exam.
An average of papers 50%
Final Exam 25%
RSV Revised Standard Version Bible (OUP)
R.M. Grant, Short History of the Interpretation of the Bible