Content

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.

Unit Code: BA9018Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Apply their exegetical skills to the understanding of key theological terms in the Old Testament

2.

Demonstrate an ability to grasp the meaning of texts and terms

3.

Critically assess the relationship between terminology in different contexts with a view to constructing a theology of mercy and justice

4.

Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the relevant background material

5.

Present papers in the context of seminar discussions

6.

Compare and evaluate contemporary insights in the study of the topic.

Unit sequence

Successful completion of BA8000Y or equivalent

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, discussions

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

2500 word exegetical paper

35.0

4500 word major essay

65.0
Approvals

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