A 2020 course by Amenti Sujai at Allen University offers “an overview of the Bible, its themes, and narratives. East African Hebrew narrative tradition, proverbs, and parables are covered for relevance to today’s social, economic, gender, and spiritual challenges of the human condition and in modern society.
A 2018 course by Susanna Drake at Macalester College examines “the diverse literature of the New Testament along with some other early Christian texts that did not become part of the Christian ‘canon.'” The course highlights how these texts have been understood within selected traditions within the United States.
A 2018 course by Tina Pippin at Agnes Scott College examines “the quests for the historical Jesus, with an analysis of literary and cultural sources (especially from film, music, art), and also the ethical implications of Jesus’ life and message, from the first century to contemporary times.”
A course by Yeo Khiok-khng at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary explores “various reception and hermeneutical theories of
rhetoric and intertextuality on cross-cultural wisdoms (such as ancient Jewish,
Greco-Roman, Chinese, Islamic, African-American, etc.) of various
communities” through the lens of the Book of James.
A 2014 course by Charles Cosgrove at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary provides “a historical introduction to
the writings of the New Testament. Special attention will be given to the social settings of the
writings in the early church and wider Mediterranean world.”
A 2015 course by Gerardo Rodríguez at Carroll College “surveys the historical, literary, cultural and theological heritage in ancient Israel from its earliest beginnings to the start of the Christian era. Attention will be paid to the geographical and historical contexts in which the Jewish scriptures arose, their social setting, political contexts and theological message.”