T9274
Contemporary Hermeneutics and the Patristic and Medieval Reading of Scripture

The unit Contemporary Hermeneutics and the Patristic and Medieval Reading of Scripture surveys the main hermeneutical trends and themes within the Christian tradition, from the early Christian centuries to the end of the Middle Ages. It examines various ways of engaging Scripture from a comparative perspective and with reference to the ‘hermeneutical turn’ in contemporary scholarship, equipping the students with the necessary hermeneutical tools.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Theology

Sub Discipline

Systematic Theology

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

At least one unit in patristic studies at an undergraduate level, or
T8581 Church Fathers: An Introduction

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Appraise the historical and cultural contexts of the various trends in traditional hermeneutics.
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the main methods and themes pertaining to traditional hermeneutics.
  3. Analyse samples of traditional engagement with Scripture.
  4. Demonstrate professional scholarly practice utilising the tools of contemporary hermeneutics.
  5. Contextualise and critique the relevance of recent developments in hermeneutics for the understanding of the various traditional ways of engaging Scripture.
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