Annewies van den Hoek
This course will offer a selection of readings from Jewish and Early Christian authors on the creation of the world. In these treatments of the Genesis story, commentators drew more heavily on classical culture than in any other area of biblical exegesis. Authors such as Philo, Origen and the Cappadocians, who were well educated and versed in Greek philosophy, tried to explain the biblical texts in Greek philosophical terms. A tradition of so-called hexaemeral literature was the result of this cross-fertilization. Additional attention will be given to Greek philosophical writings, most notably Plato's Timaeus. This reading course, whose Greek will be of a reasonable degree of difficulty, will not only explore style and genre but also trace out distinct theological and philosophical vocabularies. Note: Course has additional hour to be arranged.
Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Mon Fri 10am-11am
Course location to be announced.
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