The systematic and apologetic writings of an important Alexandrian thinker and exegete of the third century. One course.

Biblical Interpretation in Early Christianity

How early Christian writers of the second—mid-fifth centuries made meaning of the Scriptures in their own, post-biblical environments. Focus on the new historical, religious, and theological situations that required new readings of scriptural texts, the role of heresy and the ascetic movement in the development of biblical interpretation and canon development, and special problems that arose around these issues. One course.