HDS 1883

Diversity in New Testament Interpretation

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza


The New Testament is an exciting field of study because scholars increasingly recognize the new meanings that are created by the multiplicity, diversity and heterogeneity of biblical voices and their "counter words" as well as by the diversity of voices in contemporary interpretation. In this course we will explore this diversity of both text and reading strategies by focusing on the 1. Letter of Peter. Lectures, group discussions, and presentations seek to foster a participatory, democratic style of learning. Note: Course has group meetings from 1 to 2 pm.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Wed 2pm-4pm
Rockefeller Hall Room 116

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • New Testament and Early Christianity
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Scriptural Interpretation
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None