Course Memo

This course is based on the premise that how people have interpreted and been influenced by an ancient text like the Book of the Twelve is often as interesting and historically important as what it originally meant. The course focuses on the analysis of most of the prophetic books in the Book of the Twelve to gain a respect for the antiquity and cultural remoteness of these prophetic writings and to grapple with the variety of their possible meanings, and to develop hermeneutical skills and voices as responsible interpreters, aware of our social locations in relationships to power and privilege. Course format: lectures/discussion. Methods of evaluation: exegetical practices, hermeneutical project. Intended audience: MDiv, MA/MTS, PhD. [14 max enrollment]