This unit will examine how the Old Testament portrays God as just and merciful and the criteria whereby Israel is called to be the just and merciful society. It will consist of an analysis of the terms Justice and Mercy and associated terminology within their literary, historical and theological contexts. It will consider how these terms and the contexts in which they are used contribute to Theodicy—the notion of the just God.
Apply their exegetical skills to the understanding of key theological terms in the Old Testament
Demonstrate an ability to grasp the meaning of texts and terms
Critically assess the relationship between terminology in different contexts with a view to constructing a theology of mercy and justice
Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the relevant background material
Present papers in the context of seminar discussions
Compare and evaluate contemporary insights in the study of the topic.
Successful completion of BA8000Y or equivalent
Lectures, seminars, discussions
2500 word exegetical paper
4500 word major essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2015
Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-23 14:25:47 +1100