Course Information

Advanced NT Exegesis (NEWT 7007)

Term: Academic Year 2013-2014 Spring


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This is a course on Orthodox exegesis methods and hermeneutics focused on the Sunday lectionary readings within their liturgical context. Each class the students will present her or his ex?egesis orally to the class, which will show a balance between historical, academic sources and a history of tradition ap-proach, utilizing patristic and hymnological writings. This course builds on the skills learned in the required exegesis course, which is a prerequisite for this advanced course. Exegesis will be based on the Greek text with English translations. This course will focus on the art of interpreting Scripture, both as it has been done historically, as well as how it might be done in the Church today. The course seeks to integrate three complimentary areas or approaches to exegesis: 1) to gain an appreciation for the weekly cycle of Gospel and Epistle readings within the lectionary of the Greek Orthodox Church; 2) to be introduced to theories and methods of biblical interpretation, both