Andover Newton Catalogue and Courses of Instruction
Introduction to Scripture I, Spring 2012
This course studies the oral and written traditions of Exodus, Covenant, Ancestors and Creation from their appearances in the Torah (Pentateuch), the historical books of the Hebrew Bible, and the earliest layers of the Jesus Movement (“Q”) in the form of the Sermon on the Mount. Using methods of oral performance, literary criticism, historical reconstruction based on archaeology and archives, we will place the texts of the Hebrew Bible and their legacies in their contexts, ancient and modern, with an emphasis on how Scripture came to form communities of support and resistance in times of economic hardship, cultural change, and challenge. Special attention to ethics, gender, cross-cultural applications and human dignity as a basis for interfaith conversation. Course makes extensive use of digital enhancements. Internet connection required. Limit: 40.
Spring - Thursday, 2:00 – 4:50 p.m.
Key to Course Listings
|EL||"EL" following a course description indicates an E-Learning course.|
|F||"F" following a course number indicates a course offered during Fall semester.|
|S||"S" following a course number indicates a course offered during Spring semester.|
|W||"W" following a course number indicates a course offered during Winter Session in January.|
|J||"J" following a course number indicates a course offered during June.|
||"Y" following a course number indicates a yearlong course. Students must register each semester for year-long courses.|
This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site, www.ants.edu, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.
Levels of Instruction
|500||Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.|
|600||Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.|
|700||For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.|
|800||Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.|
Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.
Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.