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Prophets, Seers and Sages

While prophetic writings found in the biblical tradition are the primary focus of this module, attention is given to several key and related areas. Questions about prophetic figures as interpreters of the present in light of access to the divine, and often times future, will play an important role in approaching the subject. The emergence of apocalypticism in Jewish antiquity and its relationship to prophetic traditions are also of interest (esp. Daniel). The latter prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Minor Prophets) will occupy the most significant amount of time, with some attention directed to works found in the Old Testament Apocrypha (e.g. 4 Ezra) and ‘Pseudepigrapha’ (e.g. 2 Baruch and ‘1 Enoch’). The role of prophetic activities within ancient social and literary contexts will be asked, however, the significance of these traditions for later religious constructions and theological expressions will also be referenced.

How to apply

Applications to: The Executive Officer, Loyola Institute, Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. T: 01 896 4790, E:loyola@tcd.ie

Fee

EUR 150 for the course. Payment should be made by cheque/draft/postal money order only, payable to Trinity College Dublin no. 1 account.

Date

Teaching commences during the week beginning 19th January 2017. Please note this is a day-time course.

Duration

The course comprises two lectures a week for a total of eleven weeks.

Further information

Contact: The Executive Officer, Loyola Institute, Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. T: 01 896 4790, E:loyola@tcd.ie