Course Memo

This course will provide a basic introduction to the study and message of the Hebrew Bible. The successful student will have 1) acquired a socio-cultural and theological overview of the Hebrew Bible with foci on basic content, critical issues, and exegetical and hermeneutical methodologies; as well as 2) developed a self-awareness concerning their/her/his own social location and its relationship to the reading, thinking, and doing of biblical, historical, and theological work; as well as 3) applied methods, theologies, and interpretations to contemporary social justice concerns. This course is for masters-level students. This course will be hybrid format. [Auditors with Faculty Permission]