5IN173 Biblical Studies, 7.5 Credits
Biblical Studies, Eastern Christian Theology
Spring 2019/2020 Mar - Jun (w14-w23). Daytime 50 % at Campus Södertälje. Language English.
Admission at universityadmissions.se or antagning.se, admission code: IN173
Entry requirements
General requirements for university studies
Education Level
First cycle
In this course, the student learns to understand the basic history, usage, and conceptions of the Bible, with a focus on the Orthodox traditions. It conveys fundamental results and methods of modern exegesis, as well as Patristic Bible interpretations and perceptions of the Bible as they developed in early Christian times. Throughout the course, the students learn to apply different perspectives and methods to the biblical corpus, and to grasp basic distinctions between studying the text in its original context and the text as it functions within the larger framework of the Church in historic and modern times.
At the end of the course, the student is expected to:
• display basic knowledge and critical awareness of the Old and New testament, their background and growth, as well as the goals and methods of modern exegesis
• be able to reflect on different interpretative traditions, their contexts, and their theological and ethical consequences
• demonstrate an awareness of how the Biblical Scriptures were interpreted and understood by the Church Fathers.
Young, Frances M., 1997. Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture. Cambridge, UK & New York, NY & Oakleigh, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press (70 pp).

Collins, John J., 2018. A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. 3 uppl. Minneapolis: Fortress (376 pp). Available as e-bok via EbscoHost for students and staff at University College Stockholm. Further information HERE.

Ehrman, Bart D., 2016. A Brief Introduction to the New Testament. 4 uppl. New York: Oxford University Press pp. 1-350 (350 pp).
Exam Types
Seminars, Take-home examination, Written examination.
Grading Types
A = Excellent, B = Very good, C = Good, D = Satisfactory, E = Sufficient, FX = Insufficient, F = Insufficient
Additional Directives
Attendance at lectures and seminars is mandatory at Stockholm School of Theology.
Confirmed by the Theology Faculty Board at University College Stockholm 2018-12-19
Literature revised 2019-10-08