“Race” and the New Testament

REL517
Fall 2017
Th 1:30-3:20pm
Area: 
Area I, Area V
MDIV Requirements: 
Diversity
Professor: 
Permission Not Required
No Limit to Enrollment
Course Description: 

This seminar is divided into two parts. The first considers possible concepts of race and/or ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world while the second focuses on racial/ethnic theory today and minoritized hermeneutics of the NT in particular. Ancient primary sources, the NT, and contemporary scholarship form the reading materials for the class.

Background Expected: 

Introduction to New Testament Interpretation a plus, but not a strict pre-requisite.

Course Requirements: 

-  Weekly required readings/multi-media material

-  Regular attendance and participation

-  Presentations

-  Final Paper

Basis of Evaluation: 

- Participation

- Presentation

- Final Paper