THO 3161 Introduction to the New Testament: Synoptic Gospels

September - December, 2021

This course presents students with an introduction to the New Testament in its social, cultural, and historical milieu, an opportunity to explore ways of reading New Testament texts, and a closer reading of the Synoptic Gospels.


THO 6301 Special Topics in theology III: A century of Biblical Studies: Past, present and future

September - December, 2021

This course is intended to provide a retrospective on my work over the last 50 years by focusing on his adoption of sociorhetorical interpretation (SRI) for Biblical study. The course will review Biblical approaches leading up to the introduction of SRI, and then provide an introduction to the use of SRI. Students will undertake a critical examination of SRI through examining a Biblical (or related) text of their choosing and (if they wish) a comparative study of the same text using a different approach.