RELS 367.7: Comparative Studies in Western Religions—Interpreting Scripture

Class Schedule

ScheduleTopicsReadings
📆Mon, 9 Jan 2017Introduction:📋Course Outline
📆Wed, 11 Jan 2017Pseudepigrapha:📖Book of Jubilees Chap. 6
📆Fri, Jan 13, 20172nd Temple Judaism:🎥Film: Heritage Civilization and the Jews 2: The Power of the Word
📆Mon, Jan 16, 2017Dead Sea Scrolls:📖Pesher Habakuk
📆Wed, Jan 18, 2017Four senses: Christianity:📖H. Caplan: "The Four Senses of Scriptural Interpretation"
📆Fri, Jan 20, 2017New Testament:🎥Film: Testament: Gospel Truth?
📆Mon, Jan 23, 2017Four senses: Christianity:📖Thomas Aquinas on Galatians
📆Wed, Jan 25 2017PaRDeS: Judaism:📖A. Van der Heide: "Pardes—Methodological Reflections"
📆Fri, Jan 27, 2017Senses in Islam (Sufism):📖G. Böwering: "The Scriptural Senses in Medieval Sufi Qur'an Exegesis"
📆Mon, Jan 30, 2017Comparative exegesis:📖E. Alfonso: "Strange Woman in Proverbs" (textbook)
📆Wed, Feb 1, 2017Literal interpretation:📖E. Segal: "Jewish Bible Commentaries"
📆Fri, Feb 3, 2017Church Fathers:🎥Film: Apocalypse: The Inheritance Battle 4
📆Mon, Feb 6, 2017Literal interpretation in Christianity: 📖E. Corran: "Hiding the Truth"
📆Wed, Feb 8, 2017Literal Interpretation in Islam:🎥Film: Muhammad and the Bible
📆Fri, 10 Feb 2017Literal interpretation in Islam:📖Tabari on Yellow Cow
📆Mon, 13 Feb 2017Comparative Literal:📖N. Caputo "Sons of God, Daughters of Man" (textbook)
📆Wed, 15 Feb 2017Comparative Literal:📖N. Caputo "Sons of God, Daughters of Man" (textbook)
📆Fri, 17 Feb 2017Comparative Literal:📖Y. Yisraeli: "A Christianized Sephardic Critique of Rashi’s Peshaṭ" (textbook)
📆Mon, 27 Feb 2017Homiletical Midrash: 📖Midrash Leviticus Rabbah: "Great is peace"
📆Wed, 1 Mar 2017Rabbinic Judaism:🎥Film: Heritage Civilization and the Jews 3: Shaping of Traditions
📆Fri, 3 Mar 2017Philosophical Allegory:📖Philo of Alexandria: On Creation
📆Mon, 6 Mar 2017Philosophical Allegory:📖Clement of Alexandria: Who Is the Rich Man?
📆Wed, 8 Mar 2017Medieval Muslim and Jewish Philosophy:🎥Film: Ulema and Philosophers: Faith vs. Reason in Islamic Arabia
📆Fri, 10 Mar 2017Philosophical Allegory: Judaism:📖M. Wurmser: "The Garden of Eden and the Origins of the West"
📆Mon, 13 Mar 2017Research Guide📋
📆Wed, 15 Mar 2017Philosophical exegesis: Jewish and Muslim📖S. Strousma: "The Father of Many Nations" (textbook)
📆Fri, 17 Mar 2017Christian Mystical:📖E. Cousins: "The Fourfold Sense of Scripture in Christian Mysticism"
📆Mon, 20 Mar 2017Christian Mystical:📖E. Cousins: "The Fourfold Sense of Scripture in Christian Mysticism"
📆Wed, 22 Mar 2017Christian Mystical:📖St. John of the Cross: Spiritual Canticle
📆Fri, 24 Mar 2017Medieval Interreligious🎥Film: Christians, Jews, and Moslems in Medieval Spain
📆Mon, 27 Mar 2017Jewish Mystical:📖Zohar
📆Wed, 29 Mar 2017Sufism📖al-Kashani on Yellow Cow
📆Fri, 31 Mar 2017Medieval Interreligious📖W. Saleh: "Al-Biqa'i Seen Through Reuchlin" (textbook)
📆Mon, 3 Apr 2017Medieval Interreligious📖T. Burman: "Two Dominicans, a Lost Manuscript, and Medieval Christian Thought on Islam" (textbook)
📆Wed, 5 Apr 2017Medieval Interreligious📖Á. Sáenz-Badillos: "Jewish and Christian Interpretations in Arragel’s Biblical Glosses" (textbook)
📆Fri, 7 Apr 2017 🎥Film: Secrets of the Koran
📆Mon, 10 Apr 2017Summary Review📋