Undergraduate Course: Biblical Interpretation (BIST10007)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course addresses the history, theory and practice of biblical interpretation, the main focus being various approaches that involve both a recognition of the historically-conditioned nature of the biblical texts and also a view of them as having scriptural significance for faith-communities.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| The assessment in the course will address demonstrated learning of the following kinds:
* Ability to describe accurately, compare, and assess critically examples of different current approaches to biblical interpretation.
* Ability to assess critically the impact of biblical criticism on the modern use and interpretation of the Bible, and to analyse various responses to biblical criticism.
* Ability to analyse biblical texts and scholarly interpretation of them.
* Ability to discuss these matters intelligently in a seminar setting and based on regular preparation of assigned reading material.
* Ability to identify key terms and their meanings.
* Ability to demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Interpretation, Hermeneutics, Biblical Studies
|Course organiser||Prof Larry Hurtado
Tel: (0131 6)50 8920
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900