ENGL 3600 - Bible as Lit - Spring 2017

Class Schedule:

Week 1 –  W 1.18 Welcome to the Bible as Literature

Week 2 – M 1.23 Language & The Bible; Guest speaker: Dr. Steven Frye     

               W 1.25 Introduction to Interpretation: Genesis, Creation, and the Fall

Week 3 –   M 1.30 Genesis: Noah and Abraham  

     W 2.1  Women, Rape, & the Old Testament; Guest speaker: Susannah Larry       

Week 4 –  M 2.6  Exodus & Liberation Short Reflection Paper #1 is Due

               W 2.8 Poetry: Song of Songs; Content Quiz #1

Week 5–   M 2.13 Psalms as Songs, Poems, & Liturgy

     W 2.15 Wisdom Literature: Job

  Final Essay planning meetings with professor scheduled

Week 6–  M 2.20   Wisdom Literature: Ecclesiastes

               W 2.22   Prophets;

               Final Essay planning meetings with professor scheduled

Week 7–  M 2.27  Prophets; Short Reflection Paper #2 is Due

  W 3.1  Isaiah; New Testament Preview; Content Quiz #2                                                                 

Week 8   NO CLASS SPRING BREAK

Week 9   M 3.13 The Bible In Literature; Guest speaker: Dr. Scott Stenson

             W 3.15  Gospels as genre; Birth narratives

Week 10 M 3.20 The parables of Jesus: group leaders

              W 3.22  The parables of Jesus: group leaders

Week 11 M 3.27  The parables of Jesus: group leaders

               W 3.29  Guest lecture: Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

Week 12 M 4.3  The poetry of Jesus

                           Short Reflection Paper #3 is Due

  W 4.5   Passion & Resurrection narratives;  

                                     Content Quiz #3

Week 13 M 4.10 Acts, Paul, & Mysticism

             W 4.12 Paul Problems: Slavery, Sexism, & Homosexuality

                           Major Academic Essay is Due

 

Week 14 M 4.17 More Paul: Corinthians, Romans, Etc. 

             W 4.19  the book of James 

                         

Week 15 M 4.24  Revelation: The apocalyptic, the eschatological, & the ecotheological  

                             Short Reflection Paper #4 is Due

             W 4.26   Advanced opportunities in academic theology & religious studies;

                                                                      Class celebration & guest speaker Katherine Smith

              Final exam period: Monday, May 1          Content Quiz #4


 

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