|Recommended course combination||Block 1: Hands-on Anthropology and Collaborative Storytelling in Amsterdam, Doing Research with Discourse Analysis|
Block 3: Responsible Research and Innovation Boot Camp, The Gentle Art of Helping
||22 July to 5 August 2017|
|Co-ordinating lecturer||Prof. Peter-Ben Smit
|Other lecturers||Prof. Klaas Spronk, Rev. Willemien van Berkum, Rev. Inge Landman
|Form(s) of tuition||Lectures, interactive seminars, excursions|
|Form(s) of assessment||Classroom participation, presentations, paper|
|ECTS||3 credits, or 5-6 credits with additional research paper
Drawing upon cutting-edge research into contextual and empirical hermeneutics, topics covered include the use of the Bible in theological education, different approaches to its interpretation (contextual, canonical, historical-critical) and the “South-to-North” transfer of contextual hermeneutics.
Case studies look at how the Bible is read in such contexts as Israel/Palestine and amongst the indigenous peoples of Latin America. On our own doorstep, the multicultural, multi-ethnic, multifaith city of Amsterdam provides unrivalled opportunities to investigate how different communities and congregations, from traditional churches to pioneering urban missions, interact with “the Word”.