This course introduces students to the field of Orality and Textuality and discusses the implications of recent studies in Orality on the interpretation of the Bible. The first half of the course will explore the history of studies in Orality, the history of the application of oral studies on Scripture, current trends in the field of Orality, and the inspiration of Scripture as a work stemming from oral tradition. In the second half of the course, through a series of specific examples, students will interact with possible applications of recent theories of Orality and Textuality in regard to biblical interpretation. Note: SWBIT5111 Biblical Interpretation is required for this course.

Credits: 2

Department: SWBIT - Biblical Interpretation