Module 2 -- Biblical Exegesis -- (6 units/9 semester hours)

Module 2 presents a text-based analysis of the biblical exegesis of key African exegetes such as Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Cyprian, Tyconius, Athanasius, Augustine, and Quodvultdeus. Topics will include various interpretations of Genesis, the Song of Songs, and the Gospel of John, as well as how early Christian interpretation of the Bible relates to classical culture. Selections from the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (29 volumes, InterVarsity Press, Thomas C. Oden, General Editor, Christopher A. Hall, Associate Editor) will be extensively utilized. Students will gain an appreciation for the complexity of early Christian biblical interpretation and an understanding of how the Bible came to serve as the foundation of Western culture.

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for the program

In October 2016, we begin with the new group of students that desires to study towards an MA in Early African Christian Studies. Now is the time to register!

in Heliopolis

The residential weeks for the MA studies and its administrative center are at St Michael and all Angels Anglican Church in Heliopolis. The MA study is ecumenical and open to students from any denomination.


» 1 October 2016. Deadline for paying the one-time Registration fee for new students only.

» 5 October 2016: deadline for paying tuition.

» 5-8 October 2016: Residential week with Dr Evan Howard on Monasticism in the Early Church