Wrestling with Texts: Communities, Practices, and Traditions
In this cross-disciplinary course, we will read primary texts and interpretive theory from three different hermeneutical traditions: Islamic law and theology, Christian theology, and the U.S. legal tradition. Attention will be paid to the role of practices, acknowledged and implicit in these hermeneutical traditions, with the purpose of exploring discontinuities and potential continuities in their distinctive visions. Class presentations, class participation, and a final paper are required.
Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.
H. Jefferson Powell, Ebrahim E.I. Moosa, Mary McClintock Fulkerson
Wrestling with Texts: Communities, Practices, and Traditions 567.01
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