Contemporary Hermeneutics and the Traditional Reading of Scripture

This postgraduate unit  surveys the main hermeneutical trends and themes within the Greek-speaking Christian tradition, from the early Christian centuries to the end of the Byzantine era. It examines various ways of engaging Scripture from a comparative perspective and with reference to the ‘hermeneutical turn’ in contemporary scholarship.

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T8581 Church Fathers: An Introduction

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this graduate course unit students will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the historical and cultural contexts of the various trends in traditional hermeneutics.
  2. Display an awareness of the main methods and themes pertaining to traditional hermeneutics.
  3. Critically analyse samples of traditional engagement with Scripture.
  4. Critically utilise the tools of contemporary hermeneutics.
  5. Assess the relevance of contemporary hermeneutics for the understanding of the various traditional ways of engaging Scripture.
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