Ancient interpreters have their own distinctive ways of reading scripture. What can we learn from entering their world and seeing the Bible through their eyes? In this course, students will explore a variety of ancient biblical interpretation, both Jewish and Christian, gain familiarity with the principles of interpretation that lead to divergent readings, and ask critical questions about what makes a reading "faithful" or "good."

Only Deaconess and Home Missioner students should select this option.

Instructor: Josey Bridges Snyder, Ph.D., Associate Director of Leadership Development and Christian Formation in the North Carolina Conference, United Methodist Church

Zoom meetings:

  • This course has one required 3-hour Zoom meeting for presentations in Week 8 on Wed., June 28, 2023, at 3pm ET, 2pm CT, 1pm MT, 12pm PT.
  • Additional half-hour online office hours will be offered throughout the course. Each office hour will have a specific topic/skill featured. Dates and times TBA.
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Price: $400.00