This topic provides an introduction and overview to the writings of the Old and New Testaments, focusing on interpreting them in light of their historical settings, genres, and leading theological themes. Different approaches to the interpretation of the scripture will be considered. Students will develop skills in the exegesis of biblical texts, and explore some of the issues surrounding the application of the ancient writings to contemporary contexts.
No previous knowledge or study of the Bible or other religious writings is required.
This topic aims to introduce students to key texts in both the Old and New Testament while exploring how they are interconnected and can be read in a range of historical and cultural contexts. It will help students develop the appropriate critical reading skills for relevant to biblical texts.