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The Bible in Jewish and Christian Relations

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: RT2519
Autumn 2020
50% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 2 November 2020
Autumn 2020
50% Day Distance
Period: 31 August 2020 - 2 November 2020
Comments: Course literature is not provided online. Students are expected either to purchase or to borrow course texts before the course begins. Online teaching occurs at fixed times during the day. Students are expected to connect to the teaching during these times.
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

In this course, we deal with the concepts of Bible and canon and problematize them as a uniform concept. We will discuss Jewish and Christian notions about the origin, scope, content and usage of the Bible. Various interpretative principles of Jewish and Christian traditions will be analyzed and contrasted. In addition to that, we will study Church Fathers, contemporary Jewish and Christian texts, as well as early rabbinical texts, with a focus on the role of canonical writings in different interpretation communities. The course will provide tools for critical studies of both Christian and Jewish traditions to illuminate different perspectives on the Biblical texts for Jewish-Christian relations. During the course, knowledge of historical events is of central importance since they are foundational for the exegesis in both Jewish and Christian traditions.

Important information 2020-03-16 to applicants to the campus alternative regarding the corona pandemic : if teaching and examination on campus cannot be carried out in autumn 2020, the course will be given online instead.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Degree of Bachelor or completed courses of at least 180 credits at first cycle level, of which at least 90 credits with progression in some main field of study where it is included a bachelor's thesis of at least 15 credits. Qualified are also those that have equivalent foreign education or that have equivalent prior knowledge according to earlier study regulation. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 5/English A from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Kristina Svensson +46 31 786 4519


Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6

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