20 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: The module has a dual focus: on the way the Bible has influenced Western culture and the way cultural appropriations of biblical materials can influence biblical interpretation. Students will assess the impact of the Bible on culture by analysing retellings of familiar biblical stories in selected examples from literature, art, music and film. They will also examine the impact of popular culture on the Bible and the way popular culture appropriates the Bible for its own purposes. Students will have the opportunity to develop their collaborative and presentational skills by working together on projects in small groups, the results of which will be presented in class.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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