Content

This unit will investigate the connection between Biblical interpretation and social transformation. Traditional historical critical, literary and contemporary ideological approaches to Scripture will be explored. The applicability of these approaches to contemporary contexts, with attention given to political, cultural and environmental spheres of life, will be critically considered.

Unit Code: BA2012S

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate competency in the use of relevant tools for biblical studies, such as commentaries, theological and bible dictionaries, lexicons, journals and digital resources, and primary sources

2.

Engage a variety of exegetical methods in the analysis of biblical texts.

3.

Identify and describe historical, cultural, social and literary contexts of biblical texts

4.

Explain how the relationship between texts and readers affects the interpretation and application of biblical texts

Unit sequence

BA1011S Justice in the Old Testament or an equivalent foundational unit in Biblical Studies

Pedagogy

Rotating lecture/discussion/group work

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Online Quiz (exegetical terminology) (250 words)

10.0

Minor essay (thematic) 1000 words

30.0

Major essay (exegetical) 2000 words

40.0

Forum Posts – 3 submitted posts (3 x 300 words each) responding to case studies or reading plus 2 responses (50 words each) to other student’s posts – 1000 words

20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-23 10:14:09 +1100