Content

This unit will guide students in the study of significant social and theological themes within the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Themes such as creation, covenant, family, the body, the poor, gender, food, land, justice, the state, power, hope, spirituality, to name a few. These themes will be examined within their original literary, historical and cultural contexts and evaluated for their relevance to contemporary times and practice.

Unit Code: BA9069P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

Show when this Unit is running

Learning Outcomes

1.

Provide a critical and coherent analysis of selected theological themes in the Hebrew Bible

2.

Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the cultural, social, historical, literary, religious contexts in which they originated

3.

Critically evaluate scholarly interpretations of these themes

4.

Exhibit the ability to relate the study of the selected themes to a broader understanding of the texts and theology of the Hebrew Bible

5.

Critically analyse the relevance of these themes to the contemporary context of church and society.

Unit sequence

15 points of introductory study in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible

Pedagogy

online lessons, forum and tutorial engagement

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Book Review 30.0
Essay

A Thematic essay – 4000 words

70.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-14 10:53:22 +1100