Theo 110 Syllabus

Theo 110 Syllabus - Theology 110: INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE...

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Theology 110: INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE Spring 2010 Mr. Olegs Andrejevs ABD Office: Crown Center 334(i) Office Hours: TBA (~~~M.W.F.~~~) or BY APPOINTMENT Phone: 773-508-8371 E-Mail : [email protected] Section Classroom: Dumbach Hall 118 Class Time: M.W.F. 10:25-11:15 a.m. Description What is the Bible? What are the scholarly methods necessary to interpret the various texts from “Hebrew Scriptures” and “Christian Scriptures”, so as to discover what these texts were intended to convey? This introductory course is designed for the university student who is unacquainted with these studies. To foster the integration of knowledge, the course is structured so that each class has preparatory readings and guiding questions prepared in advance. These “Study Questions” form the content of the class to which they are affixed. That is, the Study Questions are attached to a date, meaning that these will form the basis of the lecture and the class participation. Therefore students who chose this course must come to class prepared through the necessary assigned reading and with preliminary responses to the question set out for the class. The course will begin with a review of the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament), with attention to the historical circumstances that resulted in streams of tradition being interwoven and subsequently edited. We will explore how these streams of tradition served the people who belonged to the Hebrew religious tradition. Then, we will review the development of the New Testament, following the texts in chronological order. Thus we will begin with Paul, and then the Gospels and the later first century, and finally examine certain early second century writings. Wherever possible, the way in which Christians appealed to the Old Testament to express meaning for their own tradition, will be discussed to facilitate the understanding of the Bible as an entity. The scholarly methods necessary for the interpretation of the Bible will be introduced as the course proceeds (including such important methodological tools as socio-historical analysis, form criticism, source criticism and redaction criticism). 1
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FULFILLING THE CORE Theology 110 is an introduction to the historical and theological writings of both the Jewish and Christian communities. Knowledge Area(s) satisfied: Theological and Religious Studies Knowledge Skill(s) Developed:Critical Thinking Skills and Dispositions Values Requirement(s) satisfied: Understanding Spirituality or Faith in Action in the World 1 ---------------------------------------------------------------- REQUIRED TEXTS 1. NAB (recommended) or NRSV Bible 2. David M. Carr and Colleen M. Conway: The Bible: An Introduction 1st edition ISBN 978-1- 4051- 6737-6 (paperback) Wiley Blackwell Publishers, 2010/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Course Requirements 1. Two map quizzes: (5 x 2) = 10 points Jan. 28: The Land of Israel: p. 22 in Carr and Conway (10 identifications) 10 points
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Theo 110 Syllabus - Theology 110: INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE...

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