The Literature of the Bible
This course focuses on the close reading of representative Biblical texts (particularly Genesis, Exodus, Judges, Samuel, Job, Psalms, Canticles, Isaiah, the Gospels, the letters of Paul and Revelation) in the light of ancient analogues (such as The Epic of Gilgamesh), later interpretations (such as the Catholic Middle Ages, the Protestant Reformation, Evangelism, the Oxford Movement, American denominations and the United Church of Canada), recent challenges (such as Darwinism, feminism, postcolonialism, and lesbian and gay movements) and representative works of English literature (such as medieval mystery plays, Milton, Blake, Browning, Eliot, Timothy Findley, Toni Morrison, Thomas King and Tony Kushner).