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.
Provide a critical and coherent analysis of selected theological themes in the Hebrew Bible
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the cultural, social, historical, literary, religious contexts in which they originated
Critically evaluate scholarly interpretations of these themes
Exhibit the ability to relate the study of the selected themes to a broader understanding of the texts and theology of the Hebrew Bible
Critically analyse the relevance of these themes to the contemporary context of church and society.
15 points of introductory study in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible
online lessons, forum and tutorial engagement
A Thematic essay – 4000 words
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