Hermeneutics and Exegesis in Eastern Christianity
Instructor 1: TBA
Date Cancelled: 
Apr 21, 2020
Course Code: 
SMB2910HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

This course will examine Eastern patristic and modem Orthodox thought on biblical scholarship, as well as Eastern Christian reflection on the discipline of interpretation per se. We will reflect on the place of Scripture in Eastern Christian doctrine, liturgy and practice, and address contemporary issues in interpretation from an Eastern Christian perspective. Among the specific issues to be discussed will be the existence of distinctive canons and the use of different versions (e.g. the Septuagint), the place of typology, worship as hermeneutical matrix, and dimensions of Eastern Christian philosophical hermeneutics. The achievements of modem Western biblical exegesis will be correlated to the thinking of contemporary Eastern Christian authors. The insights of philosophical hermeneutics will also be discussed.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2021
Winter 2018
Start Time: 
17:00
End Time: 
19:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Tue
Crosslisted to (1): 
Theological
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Workshop
Readings