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OLDT 512S

The River: Introduction to the Prophets and Writings in the Hebrew Bible, Spring 2011

Gregory Mobley

This course presumes the existence of a Creator, known in Judaism as YHWH, in Christianity as the Triune God, and in Islam as Allah. The course surveys what can be gleaned about the Creator and about the purpose of human life from certain writings sacred to Jews and Christians, the literature of the Hebrew prophets and the liturgical and sapiential texts of ancient Israel that have achieved canonical status. The course then moves to a consideration of how these texts can be interpreted by contemporary leaders of religious communities who are dedicated to the redemption of the world and the vitality of their faith in ways that do not demonize other cultures and worldviews. *In addition to fulfilling an Upper-level Bible requirement, for the 2010-2011 academic year, this course can also meet the Scripture I distributional requirement.*

Syllabus

Spring - Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.


Key to Course Listings

Key Description
EL "EL" following a course description indicates an E-Learning course.
F "F" following a course number indicates a course offered during Fall semester.
S "S" following a course number indicates a course offered during Spring semester.
W "W" following a course number indicates a course offered during Winter Session in January.
J "J" following a course number indicates a course offered during June.
Y
"Y" following a course number indicates a yearlong course. Students must register each semester for year-long courses.

This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site, www.ants.edu, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.


Levels of Instruction

Level Description
500 Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.
600 Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.
700 For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.
800 Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.

 

Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.

Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.