An examination of the book of Genesis, in light of various critical methods. Attention will be given to literary sources and editing, theological issues, anthropological approaches to the text, and contemporary postcolonial interpretation.
Analyse the range of theories relating to sources and editing of the book
Discriminate between religious perspectives in Genesis and other theologies in the Hebrew Bible, especially those relating to creation, politics and law
Reflect critically on the poetics of the text
Discuss the potential of this text in contemporary inter-religious dialogue between Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Evaluate the implications of competing critical methods
Foundational unit in Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
12 weekly sessions, requiring online participation. Each session consists of lecturer’s input, guided reading, additional suggested resources, and tutorial tasks requiring critical reflection and peer interaction. For Classroom based, this will primarily consist of lectures and tutorials.
2,000 word exegetical paper
2,000 word essay
Critical Reflections on Readings (1000 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Oct, 2015
Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-11 14:20:10 +1100