English Exegesis: Revelation

REL539
Spring 2017
T TH 9:00am - 10:20am
Area: 
Area I
Professor: 
Permission Not Required
No Limit to Enrollment
Course Description: 

1) To study the Book of Revelation in its original context, as best we can discover that.  

2) To pay some attention to the way in which the book has been interpreted in the centuries since it was written.

3) To note some of the ethical, cultural, theological and political implications of the book for the 21st century.

Background Expected: 

New Testament Interpretation, Introduction to Christian Ethics or the equivalent.

Course Requirements: 

1. Complete reading assignments for each class.

2. Presence and participation in class discussions.

3. Three exegesis papers, eight to ten pages double spaced.  A handout on exegesis papers will be distributed during the first week of class.

4. One of the latter two papers may be a sermon manuscript, seven to nine pages, double spaced.  A handout on style and content will be distributed in class.

5. One book on issues of interpretation in Revelation to be read and discussed for last week of class.

Basis of Evaluation: 

1. Attendance and informed participation in discussion.

2. The three assigned papers.