Taking as its material the Gospel of John, this course will cover strategies and methods for exegesis in the task of composing sermons. Students will employ a variety of critical tools and readings to develop sermon ideas and full sermons, providing valuable skills and experience for those interested in entering parish ministry, or those simply interested in biblical exegesis.
Harper Collins Study Bible (NRSV), Jewish Annotated New Testament (2nd Edition), and/or another good, modern NRSV study Bible (contact your professor if you aren’t certain whether yours qualifies).
Hayes, John H. and Carl R. Holladay. Biblical Exegesis: A Beginner’s Handbook . Westminster John Knox Press, 2007.
McKenzie, Steven L. and Stephen R. Haynes. To Each Its Own Meaning, Revised and Expanded: An Introduction to Biblical Criticisms and Their Application. Westminster John Knox Press, 1999.
Brown, Raymond E. and Francis J. Moloney. An Introduction to the Gospel of John. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.
Course Assignments and Evaluation:
Your work in this course will be evaluated in several ways.
1) Weekly posts will account for 5 points per week (except week 5, Gathering Days, which doesn't have posts, and week 10, which will count for 4 points). This is a total of 44 points. Please note that the first three posts each week are graded on a complete/incomplete basis (1 point each), while the Sermon Abstract is worth 2 points and is graded with a rubric.
2) Two papers, one due at the midterm and the other at the end of the course, will count for 28 points each, for a total of 56 points. An evaluation rubric is attached to each of these papers.
3) Attendance at Gathering Days, while not linked to any points, is mandatory, and you cannot pass the course without being present.
Incompletes: Incompletes are granted only in extraordinary circumstances. If an incomplete is allowed in this course, it will be governed by the Master's Student Handbook for Policies and Procedures.
Pass/Fail: Masters students wishing to take the class pass/fail should discuss this with the instructor by the end of the first week.
Academic Integrity and Community Covenant: All students are expected to abide by Iliff’s statement on Academic Integrity, as published in the Masters Student Handbook, or the Joint PhD Statement on Academic Honesty, as published in the Joint PhD Student Handbook, as appropriate. All participants in this class are expected to be familiar with Iliff’s Community Covenant.
Accommodations: Iliff engages in a collaborative effort with students with disabilities to reasonably accommodate student needs. Students are encouraged to contact their assigned advisor to initiate the process of requesting accommodations. The advising center can be contacted at email@example.com or by phone at 303-765-1146.
Writing Lab: Grammar and organization are important for all written assignments. Additional help is available from the Iliff Writing Lab, which is available for students of any level who need help beginning an assignment, organizing thoughts, or reviewing a final draft.
Inclusive Language: It is expected that all course participants will use inclusive language in speaking and writing, and will use terms that do not create barriers to classroom community.
|Jan 08, 2019||Tue||Week One: Introduction to John and to Exegesis (Primary Text and Brown Readings)||due by 06:59AM|
|Jan 08, 2019||Tue||Getting to know you||due by 06:59AM|
|Jan 08, 2019||Tue||How The Course Will Work||due by 06:59AM|
|Jan 09, 2019||Wed||Week One: Secondary Texts about Exegesis||due by 06:59AM|
|Jan 11, 2019||Fri||Week One: Marginalia||due by 06:59AM|
|Jan 12, 2019||Sat||Week One: Choose a Focus Text for Sermon Abstracts||due by 06:59AM|
|Jan 15, 2019||Tue||Week Two: Text Criticism and Historical Criticism (Primary Text and Brown Readings)||due by 06:59AM|
|Jan 16, 2019||Wed||Week Two: Secondary Texts about Exegesis||due by 06:59AM|
|Jan 18, 2019||Fri||Week Two: Marginalia||due by 06:59AM|
|Jan 19, 2019||Sat||Week Two: Sermon Abstract||due by 06:59AM|
|Jan 22, 2019||Tue||Week Three: Literary (Source) Criticism (Primary Text and Brown readings)||due by 06:59AM|
|Jan 23, 2019||Wed||Week Three: Secondary Texts about Exegesis||due by 06:59AM|
|Jan 25, 2019||Fri||Week Three: Marginalia||due by 06:59AM|
|Jan 26, 2019||Sat||Week Three: Sermon Abstract||due by 06:59AM|
|Jan 29, 2019||Tue||Week Four: Form Criticism and Tradition Criticism (Primary Text and Brown Readings)||due by 06:59AM|
|Jan 30, 2019||Wed||Week Four: Secondary Texts about Exegesis||due by 06:59AM|
|Feb 01, 2019||Fri||Week Four: Marginalia||due by 06:59AM|
|Feb 02, 2019||Sat||Week Four: Sermon Abstract||due by 06:59AM|
|Feb 06, 2019||Wed||Gathering Days Article||due by 08:00PM|
|Feb 08, 2019||Fri||New Testament and Natural Language Processing||due by 06:59AM|
|Feb 12, 2019||Tue||Week Six: Feminist and Womanist Criticisms (Primary Text and WBC Readings)||due by 06:59AM|
|Feb 13, 2019||Wed||Week Six: Secondary Texts about Exegesis||due by 06:59AM|
|Feb 15, 2019||Fri||Week Six: Marginalia||due by 06:59AM|
|Feb 16, 2019||Sat||Week Six: Sermon Abstract||due by 06:59AM|
|Feb 18, 2019||Mon||Midterm Paper||due by 06:59AM|
|Feb 19, 2019||Tue||Week Seven: Liberation Theology (Primary Text and Brown Readings)||due by 06:59AM|
|Feb 20, 2019||Wed||Week Seven: Secondary Texts about Exegesis||due by 06:59AM|
|Feb 22, 2019||Fri||Week Seven: Marginalia||due by 06:59AM|
|Feb 23, 2019||Sat||Week Seven: Sermon Abstract||due by 06:59AM|
|Feb 26, 2019||Tue||Week Eight: Queer Reading (Primary Text and Jennings/Liew Readings)||due by 06:59AM|
|Feb 27, 2019||Wed||Week Eight: Secondary Texts about Exegesis||due by 06:59AM|
|Mar 01, 2019||Fri||Week Eight: Marginalia||due by 06:59AM|
|Mar 02, 2019||Sat||Week Eight: Sermon Abstract||due by 06:59AM|
|Mar 05, 2019||Tue||Week Nine: Postcolonial Analysis (Primary Text and Sugirtharajah Readings)||due by 06:59AM|
|Mar 06, 2019||Wed||Week Nine: Secondary Texts about Exegesis||due by 06:59AM|
|Mar 08, 2019||Fri||Week Nine: Marginalia||due by 06:59AM|
|Mar 09, 2019||Sat||Week Nine: Sermon Abstract||due by 06:59AM|
|Mar 13, 2019||Wed||Week Ten: Primary Text and Brown Readings||due by 05:59AM|
|Mar 16, 2019||Sat||Week Ten: The Fruits of Exegesis||due by 05:59AM|
|Mar 16, 2019||Sat||Optional Case Study||due by 05:59AM|
|Mar 18, 2019||Mon||Final Paper||due by 05:59AM|