HDS 2410

Introduction to Hermeneutics and Theology

Francis Schüssler Fiorenza


General introduction to hermeneutical theory and theology. It surveys the development of theories of interpretation from classical to modern and contemporary times and show the relation between the theory of interpretation and the understanding of theology. The course will especially attend to the influence of nineteenth and twentieth century theories of interpretation upon sacred texts, the diverse approaches to theology, and key theological categories such as revelation, experience, method, foundations, classics, community, and practice. It introduce studies to some of the modern debates about the importance of interpretation for religious and theological studies. Note: Course has additional hour to be arranged.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1520


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Mon Wed 11am-12pm
Andover Hall Room 103

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None