Approaches to the Study of Formative Christianity
Instructor 1: Shantz, Colleen
Course Code: 
SMB5942HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

Over the last decades biblical studies has accomplished a great deal of historical and cultural description of texts. More recently interdisciplinary efforts have been made to explain some aspects of religious ideas and practices as the products of human minds (and bodies). The course will introduce a number of recent approaches to the study of human aspects of social-religious organization, metaphoric language, and religious experience. We will explore the relevance and the limits of these approaches for early Christian texts (including contemporaneous extra-biblical writings) and communities. Seminar presentations, final paper.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2011
Start Time: 
11:00
End Time: 
13:00
Schedule: 
Mon
Minimum: 
0
Maximum: 
0
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Means of Evaluation: