This course examines interdisciplinary and creative ways the Bible has been employed by constructive theologians since the 1970s, searches for unifying methodological/hermeneutical trends, and encourages students to reflect upon and develop their own framework for creatively constructing theological proposals in conversation with the Bible. From its beginnings, constructive theology has upheld the importance of approaching and engaging the Bible. Yet, what the Bible is and how it should responsibly be used, has remained an open question for constructive theologians. The course considers biblically engaged theological proposals that address race, gender/sexuality, environment, colonialism, and others, and includes material from across theological disciplines, interactions between theology and biblical studies, while emphasizing ongoing creative theological construction that employs the Bible.

Prerequisite: BX 101 or OT 101 or NT 101 or BX 201 or equivalent is highly recommended.