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REL 340

Topics in Biblical Studies

A study of selected problems or current developments in relation to the Old and/or New Testaments. Topics may include history and myth in the Ancient Near East, the social world of the prophets, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the historical Jesus and hermeneutics. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

Fall Semester information

Justin Glessner

340A: Tps:The Bible, Globally

A comparative literary survey of worldwide translations, interpretations, and receptions of the Bible. How have biblical texts been deployed in service of such contested projects as imperialism, conversion and conquest, postcolonial resistance, liberation and freedom? Come consider how Bible is 'performed' globally, as we examine a chorus of readers from places as far-flung as Oceania, Africa, Latin America, and Asia, and the host of positions and perspectives such folk bring to their engagement with this influential collection of writings.