Content

This unit provides an introduction to the theory and practice of textual interpretation. It also considers the particular challenges of interpreting the inspired text of the biblical canon with its multiple senses from a Catholic perspective. The student will learn about several interpretive methods and approaches and will apply some of them to the exegesis of passages from the Old and New Testaments, with the aid of dictionaries and commentaries.

Unit Code: BS8002C

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Biblical Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate an advanced understanding of the concepts of biblical inspiration, canonicity, and the senses of Scripture

2.

Describe the key features and goals of several interpretive methods and approaches in biblical studies

3.

Identify and analyse oral traditions or written sources of a biblical passage and use these in an interpretation of the passage, on the basis of sustained and critically rigorous research

4.

Demonstrate appropriate use of a synchronic method or approach in the interpretation of a biblical passage, on the basis of sustained and critically rigorous research

5.

Engage with a biblical text as Scripture having relevance for the Church today, judiciously incorporating the results of specific techniques of interpretation

Pedagogy

lectures and discussions

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

1000 word essay

20.0

2500 word essay (passages from New Testament)

40.0

2500 word essay (passages from Old Testament)

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-22 14:26:00 +1100