YSS 5101: Biblical Methods

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This one hour course will give students an introduction into the various methodologies used in the exegesis of Sacred Scripture. Drawing upon Dei Verbum from the Second Vatican Council and The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church from the Pontifical Biblical Commission. Biblical Methods will explore all the major Biblical forms of criticism currently employed by modern exegetes (narrative criticism, form criticism, source criticism, redaction criticism, social-science criticism, canonical criticism, to name a few). Is it the goal of this course to prepare the student for subsequent examinations of scripture and to give them a background in Catholic methods of scriptural analysis.