Contextual Interpretations of the Bible
This course introduces some methodologies to read the Bible texts, where the perspectives of readers take primary focus. Defined by their specific contexts such as social, political, historical, philosophical and theological ones, it instructs how one can interpret the Bible meaningfully for their communities of faith. Some of these include postcolonial and post-imperialist interpretations, ethnic interpretations, and interpretations for the disabled, etc. Emphases are given to how these methodologies come about and has developed in the academic disciplines, the components of these methodologies and how they may be applied to the reading of the Bible.
Old Course Code (2009-10 and before) : RST5211