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TMHC 8066 Medievel Exegesis (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

The course provides an introduction to scriptural interpretation in the medieval Latin West through a consideration of a wide range of Christian exegetes, preachers, and theologians working between the fourth and fourteenth century C.E.--including Augustine of Hippo, Gregory the Great, Bede, Alcuin of York, the twelfth-century schools of Laon and St. Victor, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas, and Nicholas of Lyra--and a variety of 'exegetical' literary genres--including methodological treatises, commentaries, glosses, postillae, sermons, collationes, spiritual meditations, and theological summae. Noteworthy themes to be discussed include the fourfold sense, Scripture and the development of theology as a science, Christian Hebraism, and the Bible in the medieval universities. All primary sources will be read in English translation.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franklin T. Harkins

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Prerequisite: a course in History of Christianity.

Last Updated: 23-Feb-18