Approaches to Biblical Studies (THEM122)

30 credits

This module will enable you to engage critically with the social and cultural contexts shaping the composition, reception, and scholarly study of biblical texts. Focusing on a selected work in the Hebrew Bible or New Testament, you will use a range of methodological strategies to (1) analyse the cultural contours of a text within and across its biblical context; (2) explore the ‘afterlives’ of a biblical text and/or its motifs in either an ancient or modern setting, and (3) engage with wider debates about the ways in which contemporary academia should engage with the Bible.