Jan 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

RTS 2200 - Introduction to Hebrew Scripture

Credits: 4
This course introduces students to the Hebrew Scriptures as history, story, and literature. The importance of this literature for religious communities (Jews, Christians and Muslims) as well as its influence on the Western literary imagination (from Shakespeare to Tolstoy and Faulkner) is difficult to overemphasize. The approach to study in this class is informed by historical-critical methods of scholarship; in addition other academic approaches will be welcomed, such as literary criticism, feminist criticism, liberation theology, socio-historical approaches, etc., especially when raised by students in the class.
Fulfills: AL in LS Core.