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RS 552 Overview

This course acquaints the beginning graduate student with the types of literature found in the Old and New Testaments, the characteristics of the different books and sections in the biblical corpus, and the cultural, historical, religious and theological environments in which this literature was formed. The course provides a basic orientation to Sacred Scripture that will guide subsequent biblical studies. Students should recognize that this course engages in the academic study of the Bible. While many faith communities understand these writings as a source of divine guidance and a tool for personal reflection, these are not the primary foci of this class.

  • 4.00 Credits
  • RS