Traditional Readings of Genesis 1-3

This graduate postgraduate unit addresses the ways in which the Greek-speaking Christian tradition, from the early Christian centuries to the end of the Byzantine era, has engaged Genesis 1-3. It assists students to appreciate the complexity and formative dimension pertaining to ecclesial hermeneutics, and to critically utilise the tools of contemporary hermeneutics equipping students with the necessary hermeneutical tools.

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T9611 Contemporary Hermeneutics and the Traditional Reading of Scripture

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Display a profound awareness of the methods pertaining to traditional and contemporary hermeneutics.
  2. Appreciate the complexity and formative dimension of the traditional reading of Genesis 1-3.
  3. Assess the traditional ways of reading Genesis 1-3 in the light of contemporary hermeneutics.
  4. Critically analyse samples of traditional interpretations of Genesis 1-3.
  5. Critically appraise the traditional ways of reading Genesis 1-3 with reference to contemporary concerns.
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