The Handbook of Reading Theological German helps students in biblical studies, church history, Jewish studies, and theology prepare for graduate research or for the comprehensive examination in German for doctoral students.
Coauthored by Katharina Hirt, a native German speaker and professional linguist, and Christopher Ryan, a native English speaker and doctoral student in biblical studies, this collaboration draws on the latest developments in linguistics to present a cutting-edge teaching methodology for graduate students learning to read German for research.
Attuned to the specific needs of English speakers learning German, this handbook is well suited for independent study or for use in the classroom. Providing abundant exercises and readings, Hirt and Ryan's work provides an excellent entry point for students required to learn theological German.
The Handbook of Reading Theological German provides:
- An introduction to German grammar
- Guided readings from the works of six German theologians
- Further, advanced readings with minimal guidance from the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Jewish studies, and church history or theology, so that students can focus on literature from their chosen field of study
About the Authors
Katharina Hirt (PhD, Johannes Gutenberg Universität—Mainz, in German as a Foreign Language) is teacher for German as a Foreign Language at Universität—Koblenz and teacher for International Summer School: German (and) Theology at Johannes Gutenberg Universität—Mainz. She has taught and been developing this material for over six years.
Christopher Ryan Jones is a PhD candidate at Johannes Gutenberg Universität—Mainz, Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät in the area of Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology, and holds a certificate from the school in German and theology.