The Bible, Society and Politics
This course explores the links between sample biblical texts and their socio-political contexts. It examines ways in which the Bible has been interpreted, with a focus upon social and political issues. Topics include the role of the Bible and state authority, colonialism, slavery, war and peace, family, racism, sexuality, gender, and economic issues. The course also emphasizes the interdiciplinary nature of biblical interpretation. (S) (lec 3) cr 3.