Martien Halvorson-Taylor
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Martien A. Halvorson-Taylor

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Religious Studies
Office location and address
Gibson Hall, S-236
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.A., Yale University
M.Div., Harvard Divinity School
Ph.D., A.M., Harvard University (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations)
Mansoori - Emerging Voices Fellowship
Source: American Council of Learned Societies
August 25, 2020 – August 24, 2021
AS-RELI Difficult Conversations: A Pedagogy Initiative for Graduate Students in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia
Source: Wabash Center For Teaching & Learning
August 01, 2015 – July 31, 2018
RELJ 1210: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Credits: 3
Studies the history, literature, and religion of ancient Israel in the light of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Emphasizes methods of contemporary biblical criticism. Cross listed as RELC 1210.
RELJ 5385: The Song of Songs
Credits: 3
A seminar on the biblical Song of Songs (with attention to its literary artistry and compositional history) and its subsequent interpretation.
RELJ 5559: New Course in Judaism
Credits: 3
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Judaism
RELG 8559: New Course in Religious Studies
Credits: 1–6
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject of general religion.
RELJ 8705: Tutorial in Translating Biblical Poetry
Credits: 3
An advanced tutorial in translating biblical poetry, with several interrelated goals: developing skills in advanced biblical grammar; furthering capacities for biblical interpretation; exploring the dynamics of biblical poetry; understanding how ancient poetry and biblical books formed, developed, and were redacted; evaluating secondary literature as a prelude to developing sound arguments and coherent elegant translations.
RELJ 8717: Tutorial in The Book of Job and Its Interpretation
Credits: 3
An advanced tutorial on the book of Job and its related texts--ancient, medieval, and modern--which allow us to establish the literary and theological traditions out of which Job was composed and the literary and theological legacies that it has engendered, including thinking about divine justice, human piety, the limits of human knowledge, and the nature of the divine-human encounter.
RELJ 8748: Tutorial: Formation of the Hebrew Bible
Credits: 3
This graduate tutorial explores the history and formation of the Hebrew Bible.
RELS 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
RELS 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
RELS 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
RELS 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.