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Cursus: G-M-EC1
G-M-EC1
Understanding Bible and Christian Tradition
Cursus informatie
CursusG-M-EC1
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
CategorieM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorProtestantse Theologische Universiteit; PThU vestiging Groningen;
Contactpersoonprof.dr. A.B. Merz
E-maila.b.merz@pthu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof.dr. A.B. Merz
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Docent
prof.dr. A.B. Merz
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Docent
dr. L.A. Werkman
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Periode
1  (31-08-2020 t/m 07-11-2020)
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd + Deeltijd
Opmerking-
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 17-07-2020 t/m 04-09-2020
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
Cursusdoelen
  1. students acquire the (initial) expertise and capacity to translate, express and interpret, mutually and reciprocally, the faith tradition of Bible and Reformation, life experiences and religious questions of people (in and outside churches) and current global societies and cultures;
  2. students are familiar with basic hermeneutical concepts and theories
  3. have an insight in the historical development of theological, philosophical and intercultural hermeneutics
  4. engage in and reflect on intercultural communication and intercultural Bible reading
Inhoud
“As a result of the measures taken by the government and the guidelines of the RIVM with regard to the Corona virus, education in period 1 and 2 of the academic year 2020-2021 will possibly have to take place (partly) online.
In that case, the following adjustments apply for this course:
- Tests/assessments: take-home open book written exam (70%), assignments (30%)
- Lectures: Lectures will be made possible through Zoom. If some sessions nevertheless require physical participation, this will be communicated by the lecturer(s) via BlackBoard.
- Excursions/internships:
- Other:
If necessary, further details will be communicated by the lecturer(s), via BlackBoard. More policy changes in the PThU regarding the Corona virus can be found at www.pthu.nl/en/coronavirus.”




In the course we focus on some of the stepping stones in the Christian tradition of reflection on the interpretation and understanding of Christian faith in its historical form.  The history of interpretation starts within the Bible itself. Reading (Biblical) texts involves bridging historical and cultural distances between texts and readers in which new understandings of Christian faith are gained and expressed.  We study the theoretical (methodological, philosophical and theological) decisions and implications in the theories of interpretation and understanding of Philo of Alexandria, Augustine, Luther, Schleiermacher, Barth/Bultmann and Kwok Pui-lan (as a representative of the recent tradition in feminist, post-colonial and multifaith interpretation). We investigate the challenges their theories were answering in their own historical, cultural and intellectual contexts and ask for the lasting relevance of their contributions. These are tested in the praxis of intercultural Bible reading in class and compared to documented results of and reflections on intercultural Bible reading elsewhere.


 
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
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Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
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Studiebelasting
Totaal 140 uur.

Verdeeld over:
74 uur (8 x 3 uur + 3 x 2 uur) Colleges + 4 uur voorbereiding per college
63 uur Literatuurstudie en analyse
3 uur tentamen
Toetsing van de competenties
Written exam: Familiarity with basic hermeneutical concepts and theories; insight in historical development of theological, philosophical and intercultural hermeneutics; ability to translate, express and interpret, mutually and reciprocally, life experiences and religious questions of people (in and outside churches) and current global societies and cultures. Assignments: Academic competence in reading and analyzing theological texts. Reflection: Competence to reflect on intercultural communication and intercultural Bible reading.
Competentie 1
Hermeneutical competence
Toetsing van competentie 1
Participation, Assignments, Written Exam
Competentie 2
Academic Competence
Toetsing van competentie 2
Assignments, Written Exam
Competentie 3
Disciplinary Competence
Toetsing van competentie 3
Written Exam
Verplicht materiaal
Literatuur
Reader
Aanbevolen materiaal
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Werkvormen
Hoor/werkcollege

Algemeen
Attendence: 80%

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
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Toetsen
Eindcijfer
Minimum cijfer5,5

Beoordeling
Written exam - Assignments - Reflection
All assesments need to be 5,5 or more.
All students hand in assignments after lectures to earn 30% of the end mark.
Students reflect on sessions of intercultural Bible reading. Therefore they need to participate in the classes in intercultural Bible reading.
Written exam: 70%

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