Required Course Materials
New Revised Standard Version of the Bible
Conrad Hyers, "And God Created Laughter: The Bible as Divine Comedy"David M. Gunn and Danna Nolan Fewell, "Narrative in the Hebrew Bible"William Millar, "Priesthood in Ancient Israel"David Pleins, "The Social Visions of the Hebrew Bible"Marvin A. Sweeney, "The Prophetic Literature"Walter Brueggemann, "The Psalms and the Life of Faith"J. Maxwell Miller and John H. Hayes, "A History of Ancient Israel and Judah"Jonathan Magonet, A Rabbi Reads the Bible
Secondary Course Materials(
Selections from these resources will either be in handouts or posted onthe class blog)
. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1990.
Strange Fire: Reading the Bible after the Holocaust. New York:New York University Press, 2000.
. “The Theological Significance of Poetry” in
Language, Theology and The Bible
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994, 213-230
Phillips, Gary and Danna Nolan Fewell
. “Ethics, Bible, Reading As If” in
Semeia 77 Bible and the Ethics of Reading
Other Recommended Readings and Reference Materialsfor Term Papers
Sex, Honor and Power in the Deuteronomistic History
. Sheffield:Sheffield Academic Press, 1996.
God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality
. Philadelphia: Fortress Press,1978.