Reading the Bible with and for Emotion

College University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology
Instructor(s) Shantz, Colleen
Course Code SMB5991HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This course explores the role of emotion in biblical texts both within passages and within the reader. We integrate several elements: theories of emotion and the fuzzier category of affect, the cultural specificity of emotions, the expression of emotion beyond vocabulary, specific emotions (especially those that are often identified with religiosity), and the interplay between feeling and meaning. The overall aim of the course is to facilitate richer readings of biblical texts through attention to their affective valences.

Schedule Thu
Start Time 11:00
End Time 13:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 10
Means of Evaluation
Currently Offered Fall 2023