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Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries, SCU
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  Course Description

For the Christian, there are two sacred texts: scripture and one’s own life. This course will explore the two texts through reading, theological reflection and exegesis.

The scriptures embody many different spiritualities, each born in particular historical and social circumstances. Students will choose which of these spiritualities we will study. Our approach to these texts will be first to read, then to examine the literary shape and socio-historical circumstances (exegesis), and finally to reflect on the scriptures with the aid of various styles of prayer and reflection.

The goals are for each student, including the professor, to gain greater appreciation for the various spiritualities in scripture, to deepen insight into the process of revelation and interpretation, to develop greater skill in the critical study of scripture, and to learn new methods for engaging scripture individually and in communities of faith.

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The tabs at the left guide you to course resources.  Use them to access directions, readings on ERes, schedules, guides, and research tools throughout the quarter, as needed.  The Class Notes pages provide introductions to each day's readings and questions you will be asked to prepare in advance of class, along with exercises that will reinforce in-class work.
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