Undergraduate Course: Reading the Bible and Literature (BIST10038)
|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 will explore the cross-over areas of interest in the fields of biblical and literary studies. Issues arising from a consideration of the Bible in literature and of reading the Bible as literature will be discussed. The course will begin with a brief survey of literary approaches to the Bible and of the Bible's influence in literary texts. Then, through readings of specific literary and biblical texts, the interplay between the Bible and literature will be explored. Readings from different critical perspectives will be offered, including those of intertextuality, reader-response, feminism and postmodernism.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have a background in Biblical Studies.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On completion of the course, students should:
* have a detailed knowledge of selected literary and biblical texts and of critical ways these texts have been read;
* be aware of current issues in biblical studies regarding the hermeneutics of reading the Bible as literature;
* be able to reflect critically on the influence of the Bible in the field of English and Scottish Literature;
* be able to demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
* be able to demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Alison Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 8944
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900