Biblical Hermeneutics and the Meaning of Meaning
College: Knox College
Instructor 1: McLean, Bradley
Basic degree students enrol in KNB3930HF
Course Code: 
KNB6930HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

The term 'hermeneutics' is an ancient, pre-philosophical Greek term concerned with the question of what it means to interpret any thing, person or event. With respect to interpreting biblical texts, hermeneutical theories construct, in different ways, the author, the reader, the nature of the text, and the relation of the text to the original context and the contemporary world. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to explore the hermeneutic theories of Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, Ricoeur, Levinas, Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari. This interdisciplinary course integrates aspects of biblical interpretation with the Continental and Poststructural philosophical traditions.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2020
Winter 2019
Start Time: 
9:00
End Time: 
11:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Mon
Crosslisted to (1): 
Theological
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Additional Notes: 
This course was previously taught under the title "Biblical Hermeneutics"
Teaching Method: 
Seminars
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper