Biblical Hermeneutics and the Meaning of Meaning

College Knox College
Instructor(s) McLean, Bradley
Course Code KNB6930HF
NOTE: Basic degree students enrol in KNB3930HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

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.

Department Biblical
Crosslisted to (1) Theological
Schedule Tue
Start Time 9:00
End Time 11:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Additional Notes

This course was previously taught under the title "Biblical Hermeneutics"

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Previously Offered Fall 2020
Currently Offered Fall 2022