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The Bible in Jewish and Christian Relations

Course
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-14880
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

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Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Location independent
Study form
Distance
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-14886
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application closed

About

In this course, we deal with the concepts of Bible and canon and problematize them as a uniform concept. We will discuss Jewish and Christian notions about the origin, scope, content and usage of the Bible. Various interpretative principles of Jewish and Christian traditions will be analyzed and contrasted. In addition to that, we will study Church Fathers, contemporary Jewish and Christian texts, as well as early rabbinical texts, with a focus on the role of canonical writings in different interpretation communities. The course will provide tools for critical studies of both Christian and Jewish traditions to illuminate different perspectives on the Biblical texts for Jewish-Christian relations. During the course, knowledge of historical events is of central importance since they are foundational for the exegesis in both Jewish and Christian traditions.

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. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 5/English A from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.