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The Bible in Jewish and Christian Relations

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: RT2519
Autumn 2019
50% Day
Period: 2 September 2019 - 4 November 2019
2 Closed GU-14873
Autumn 2019
50% Distance
Period: 2 September 2019 - 4 November 2019
2 Closed GU-14874
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

In the course The Bible in Jewish and Christian Relations we will 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.

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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: 10 502 SEK
First payment: 10 502 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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