TH 557 - Wisdom Literature: Bridging the Testaments
This course explores the trajectory of Wisdom literature from its Ancient Near Eastern origins through the canons of the Old and New Testaments. While the majority of time will be spent on the Wisdom books of the Old Testament and how that vision of God inspired the New Testament evangelists, we also will address how Christian spirituality continues the Wisdom tradition today.
Course Learning Objectives
Describe and demonstrate close reading of biblical texts.
Analyze various aspects of Wisdom literature in the Old Testament and its Ancient Near Eastern literary, historical, and cultural contexts.
Integrate this literary corpus into the Christian canon by analyzing how its themes continue as a vital part of the New Testament gospels.
Evaluate the importance of Wisdom theology in ancient Christology.
Integrate ancient Wisdom theology and Christology into modern Christian spirituality.
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