HDS 2146

Advanced Greek: Alexandria

Annewies van den Hoek


This course will offer a selection of readings from early Christian and Jewish authors who were working in the cultural environment of ancient Alexandria. Its markedly Platonic traditions on the one hand and allegorical interpretations of scripture on the other have had a profound influence on later Christian developments. Attention will be given not only to the style and rhetorical techniques, but also to the historical and theological context of the writings, whose Greek will be of a reasonable degree of difficulty. Prerequisite: 4221 or the equivalent and the passing of the HDS qualifying exam in Greek.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes

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0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Mon Fri 10am-11am
Divinity Hall Room 106

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • History of Christianity
  • New Testament and Early Christianity
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) Content language course