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(in Polish) The Catholic Epistles: Non-Pauline, Anti-Pauline or Post-Pauline?

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Course ID: WT-DTE-WJC Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.2 / (unknown)
Course title: (unknown) Name in Polish: The Catholic Epistles: Non-Pauline, Anti-Pauline or Post-Pauline?
Department: Institute of General Theology
Course groups: Courses at UKSW
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): (not available)
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Language: English
Subject level:

elementary

Learning outcome code/codes:

TMA_W05

TMA_U01

TMA_U17

TMA_U18

TMA_K05

Short description:

The course is devoted to acquainting the participants with the richness of rhetorical techniques and interpretations of the Catholic Epistles

Full description:

The Catholic Epistles are a very enigmatic group of writings within the New Testament. Usually, they are not given much attention because they are regarded as a fruit of a rather marginal Judaeo-Christian theology. However, new research on these writings reveal that they are ingeniously crafted from the rhetorical aspect. The main aim of their rhetorical persuasion consists in persuading the readers to adopt a certain stance concerning the Pauline theology.

What is this stance? With the use of what methods it is possible to achieve, by means of a literary text, a persuasive aim without disclosing it in an open way? These are only selected questions, the answers to which will be commonly looked for during the classes.

Bibliography:

Basic:

1. R. L. Webb, J. S. Kloppenborg (eds.), Reading James with New Eyes, LNTS 342, London and New York 2007.

2. R. L. Webb, B. Bauman-Martin (eds.), Reading First Peter with New Eyes, LNTS 364, London and New York 2007.

3. R. L. Webb, P. H. Davids (eds.), Reading Jude with New Eyes, LNTS 383, London and New York 2008.

4. R. L. Webb, D. F. Watson, Reading Second Peter with New Eyes, LNTS 382, London and New York 2010.

Supplementary:

1. B. Chilton, C. Evans (eds.), The Missions of James, Peter, and Paul, NovTSup 115, Leiden and Boston 2005.

2. D. C. Allison, Jr., The Epistle of James, ICC, New York et al. 2013.

3. J. Frey et al. (eds.), Pseudepigraphie und Verfasserfiktion in frühchristlichen Briefen, WUNT 246, Tübingen 2009.

4. D. G. Horrell, Becoming Christian, LNTS 394, London et al. 2013.

5. D. S. du Toit, T. Jantsch (eds.), Bedrängnis und Identität, BZNW 200, Berlin and Boston 2013.

6. M. Tait, P. Oakes (eds.), The Torah in the New Testament, LNTS 401, London and New york 2009.

7. A. B. McGowan, K. H. Richards (eds.), Method and Meaning, SBL RBS 67, Atlanta 2011.

8. M. G. Ruf, Die heiligen Propheten, eure Apostel und ich, WUNT 2.300, Tübingen 2011.

9. D. R. Nienhuis, R. W. Wall, Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John, and Jude as Scripture, Grand Rapids and Cambridge 2013.

3 articles to choose.

The full set of literature will be provided to each participant on a CD-ROM.

Learning outcomes:

EK 1 (cf. TMA_W05): points to the problems related to various ways of interpretation of the Catholic Epistles and their place within the canon of the New Testament writings

EK 2 (cf. TMA_W05): characterizes the rhetorical techniques adopted in the Catholic Epistles

EK 3 (cf. TMA_U01, TMA_K05): compares various presentations of the same issue in various scholarly sources, thus perceiving the need of a multifaceted approach to complex problems

EK 4 (cf. TMA_U17): creates his/her own analysis of a selected scholarly problem, written in Polish or in English on the basis of the literature pertaining to the subject and of the contents of the course

EK 5 (cf. TMA_U18): is able to participate independently and actively in a scholarly discussion, led in English

Participation in classes: 30 hours, preparation for classes: 15 hours, independent analysis of the contents of classes: 30 hours, writing the semestral paper: 25 hours - totally 100 hours (4 points ECTS)

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

EK 1 - continuous evaluation and semestral paper

EK 2 - continuous evaluation and semestral paper

EK 3 - semestral paper

EK 4 - semestral paper

EK 5 - continuous evaluation and checking the list of participants

EK 1 - 2: cannot point to any problem related to various ways of interpretation of the Catholic Epistles and their place within the canon of the New Testament writings, 3: can point to basic problems related to various ways of interpretation of the Catholic Epistles and their place within the canon of the New Testament writings, 4: can point to detailed problems related to various ways of interpretation of the Catholic Epistles and their place within the canon of the New Testament writings, 5: can point to detailed problems related to various ways of interpretation of the Catholic Epistles and their place within the canon of the New Testament writings, and explain their significance

EK 2 - 2: cannot point to any rhetorical technique adopted in the Catholic Epistles, 3: can point to basic rhetorical techniques adopted in the Catholic Epistles, 4: can point to detailed rhetorical techniques adopted in the Catholic Epistles, 5: can point to detailed rhetorical techniques adopted in the Catholic Epistles and explain possible motivation for their use

EK 3 - 2: cannot compare various presentations of the same issue in various scholarly sources, 3: can basically compare various presentations of the same issue in various scholarly sources, 4: can synthetically compare various presentations of the same issue in various scholarly sources, 5: can synthetically and analytically compare various presentations of the same issue in various scholarly sources

EK 4 - 2: cannot create his/her own written analysis of a selected scholarly problem, 3: can create his/her own basic written analysis of a selected scholarly problem, 4: can create his/her own synthetic written analysis of a selected scholarly problem, 5: can create his/her own synthetic and analytical written analysis of a selected scholarly problem

EK 5 - 2: does not participate in a scholarly discussion in the classes or is absent in more than 3 classes, 3: occasionally participates in a scholarly discussion in the classes, 4: frequently participates in a scholarly discussion in the classes, 5: frequently participates in a scholarly discussion in the classes and formulates his/her own scholarly hypotheses

Final assessment: dependent on the realization of learning outcomes: EK 1: 20%, EK 2: 10%, EK 3: 20%, EK 4: 40%, EK 5: 10%

For achieving a positive grade the number of unjustified absences from classes may not exceed 3.

The semestral paper should contain min. 8000 characters (with spaces).

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