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A Literary Approach to the Hebrew Bible with Francisco Garcia-Treto


  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Avenue San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)

Date: Three Mondays, Apr. 9, 16, and 23                                                                           

Time: 7-9 p.m.                                                                                                                 

Tuition: $40 on or before Apr. 2; $45 after                                                             

Enrollment: 12 min./30 max.

This course offers an introduction to reading selected narrative and poetic passages from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). Attention will be on their literary forms – how does this approach open new windows to their meaning and help us to understand their message? Suggested reading for folks interested in this discussion: Tod Linafelt, The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).

Francisco Garcia-Treto is an Emeritus Professor of Religion from Trinity University. He joined the Trinity Faculty in 1966 and retired as the J.F.R. King Professor of Religion in 2006.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Philosophy degree from Maryville College, and a Masters of Divinity and  Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary.  He has written numerous articles on biblical interpretation (in both English and Spanish), is particularly interested in minority (Latino/a or Hispanic) interpretation.