Theology 6314, The Law of Moses

St. Mary’s University
Spring 2020
Dr. Todd Hanneken (EMAIL)

Jump to January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5

January 14, Introductions and Start Decalogue (Exodus 20:1–18 and Deuteronomy 5)

January 21, The Decalogue and Its Status in Interpretation

January 28, The Covenant Code, Hammurabi

February 4, Cancelled

February 4 February 11, The Covenant Code, Life, Personal Status and Slavery

February 11 February 18, Deuteronomy

February 18 February 25, Deuteronomy, Family and Inheritance Law

February 25 March 3, Deuteronomy, Premodern and Feminist Interpretation

March 10, Spring Break (no class meeting)

March 17, Unplanned Extended Spring Break

Following the direction of President Mengler, there will be no class meeting this week. We will push back the reading schedule another week and cancel the content on Jacob and Esau. During the regular class time Dr. Hanneken will be in the Zoom meeting room. We can talk about papers, review, or talk about what we will be missing on Jacob and Esau.

March 3 March 17 March 24, Holiness Code

March 17 March 24 March 31, Holiness Code, Conflict Resolution

March 24 March 31 April 7, Start Research Reports, The Priestly Source, Purity and Social Order in Daily Life

Starting this week and over the final three weeks, everyone will have 10–12 minutes of class time to discuss your paper topic with the class. You won’t have time to make every point. I suggest starting with explaining what is the issue or question you are addressing and why it is important (why anyone should care). Then share your tentative thesis. Then explain your tentative plans for the basic structure to support the thesis. Leave time at the end to gather feedback from your peers.

March 31 April 7 April 14, The Priestly Source, Hierocracy

April 7 April 14 April 21, Narrative as Law, National Identity

Cut due to University Closure March 17: Narrative as Law, Fraud and International Relations

The following elements of the course will not be covered due to the unplanned reduction of the number of class meetings. I leave it here in case anyone is interested.

April 21 April 28, Narrative as Law, The Meaning of Life (Primordial Etiology)

May 5, Final Exam

May 7, Final Paper Due

Guide for Final Paper (HTML)

Subject to frequent revision
Last updated 1/2/2020