Looking at Lectionaries through Marginalized Eyes

College University of Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity
Instructor(s) Deller, Walter
Course Code TRB3392HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

In 2020 Wilda Gaffney published a further volume in their series A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church. Drawing on their work as a Black biblical scholar, priest and translator, as embodied in the volume, A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church Year A, as a critical lens, we will examine the larger questions surrounding lectionaries. What is the purpose of a lectionary? How are lectionaries created or come into being? What is the relationship of lectionaries to power? Whose perspectives do lectionaries and translations include or exclude? What are the differences between lectionaries and translations created by groups or committees and those created by individuals? How do patterns of public reading of scripture respond to context? How responsibly do lectionaries use the scriptures? When lectionaries avoid using some parts of scripture what are the reasons, and what might be lost? In doing so, among other lectionaries, we will examine: the traditional Jewish pattern of reading the Torah in an annual cycle with Haftarahs from the prophets, patterns of the lectionaries of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, traditional Orthodox patterns and cycles of scriptural reading, and the Revised Common Lectionary (an ecumenical lectionary in wide use in differing forms among Protestants and Catholics in North America).

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Start Time TBA
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Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 5
Maximum Enrolment 15
Means of Evaluation
Currently Offered Winter 2024