Bible and Qur'an: Approaches to Scriptural Intertextuality
College: Emmanuel College
Date Cancelled: 
Jan 5, 2010
Course Code: 
EMB2903HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

This course is an introduction to the Qur'an and will focus on how scholars have read its relationship to the Bible. It will familiarize students with the hallmarks of both traditional and western scholarships, covering topics such as the collection of the Qur'an, intertextuality, and Jesus in the Qur'an. Medieval and modern approaches to the Qur'an's "Biblical" material will also be examined. Students will learn the difference between author- and reader-oriented approaches, influence theory and intertextuality, and how different presuppositions can impact how the relationship between the texts is read. Focused study sessions will allow students to explore short primary texts in translation. Knowledge of Arabic and Hebrew, though helpful to the individual student, is neither expected nor required. Lectures; mid-term test, papers.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2010
Start Time: 
9:00
End Time: 
11:00
Schedule: 
Thu
Minimum: 
5
Maximum: 
0
Teaching Method: 
Means of Evaluation: