Topics in Religious Studies.
Fall Semester informationJustin Glessner
190A: Tps:Introduction to the Bible
A comprehensive introduction to the study of Biblical (Old & New Testament) writings and related literature, exposing the diverse ways that folk relate to an ancient past in the service of understanding the present and making different futures. What are some of the categories used to appraise how we situate biblical texts in relation to their ancient "Israelite", "Jewish" and "Greco-Roman" backgrounds? What discourses and relations of power are at work in contemporary biblical and related scholarship? More broadly, how might we imagine the relationships we have with texts, while growing in (self-)critical awareness of the ideological/contextual nature of engaging with the past? Come and see!