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Hermeneutics: Theology and the Uses of the Bible

Course
RT2615
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-12375
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 875 SEK
First payment: 10 875 SEK

Study pace
50%
Time
Mixed time
Location
Location independent
Study form
Distance
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-12382
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 875 SEK
First payment: 10 875 SEK

About

This course studies the interpretation and use of the Bible against the
background of hermeneutical theory and theological reflection. It looks
at the various contexts in which biblical interpretation takes place and
their specific conditions and possibilities. Particular focus is given
to the relation between exegetical methods, historical interpretations,
and contemporary applications, as well as to the contested role of the
Bible in Systematic Theology.

Through a combination of theoretical
models and practical work in biblical interpretation, the course
prepares students to handle biblical texts with greater sophistication
in their own independent research and reflection, and from the
perspective of various interpretive communities.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Degree of Bachelor or completed courses of at least 180 credits at first cycle level, of which at least 90 credits with progression in some main field of study where it is included a bachelor's thesis of at least 15 credits. Qualified are also those that have equivalent foreign education or that have equivalent prior knowledge according to earlier study regulation. Furthermore, knowledge corresponding to English A/English 5 is required.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.