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Text, Interpretation and Imagination

  • Course Dates: Mon 30 November 2020, 2:00 pm to Thu 3 December 2020, 2:00 pm

The images, stories, myths and teachings of the Bible have served as a foundation for the Western cultural imagination.

The Bible, when read in each new cultural context, both challenges the readers’ cultural assumptions and is challenged by new ways of reading which spring forth from the readers’ distinct perspective. The discipline, art and craft of hermeneutics require that one become sensitive to both the reading of the text and the act of being read by the text.

During this module participants will engage in critical and creative hermeneutics as well as a deeper and closer reading of the Biblical texts themselves, and see how these texts inform, and are informed by human creativity. Students will pursue inter textual analysis and offer the opportunity to make comparisons between different types of text (sacred and otherwise) and be encouraged to explore a variety of original and imaginative interpretations of certain biblical texts.

Those not on the MA programme are very welcome to book (limit 5 places) on this module as an auditor. Click the link for additional information surrounding auditing modules

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Course Details

Mon 30 November 2020, 2:00 pm
Thu 3 December 2020, 2:00 pm
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Course leader: Jon Morgan is Coordinator of the Centre for Theology, Imagination and Culture. Programme Leader, MA in Theology, Imagination and Culture; Dr Jayme Reaves is Director of Academic Development at Sarum College; Beth Dodd is Director of Studies for the Centre for Formation in Ministry and Associate Coordinator of the Centre for Theology, Imagination and Culture at Sarum College. She teaches doctrine, church history and theology, arts and culture, and publishes on theology and literature.
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£300 online auditor