HDS 1562

Gospel Parables in their Social Context

Giovanni Battista Bazzana


The course will focus on the reading of some selected parables taken from the canonical and non-canonical Gospel tradition. Attention will be given to the way in which these narratives reflect, refashion and, more generally, interact with the social context of the ancient eastern Mediterranean. In addition, the course will examine how the scholarly tradition has posited the problem of the relationship between these materials and the ancient social context and the ideological stakes involved. Note: Course has additional hour to be arranged.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1415


0.50 credits
Fall 2012
Mon Wed 10am-11am
Andover Hall Room 102

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • New Testament and Early Christianity
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Scriptural Interpretation
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None