Content

In this unit students will consider how the Scriptures of Old and New Testaments represent living traditions rather than mere inert texts and continue to inform issues in the world. In particular, this unit will explore how Christian communities, including Lutheran communities, have understood and used the Scriptures to inform understanding of earth care and how the biblical meta-narrative with Christ at its centre can still inform a response to contemporary questions of stewardship towards the earth.

Unit Code: BS8142L

Points: 12.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Biblical Studies

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Interpret biblical texts in the light of a Christ-focused biblical meta-narrative

2.

Analyse biblical texts relating to earth care in the light of their cultural, historical, literary, social and religious contexts

3.

Demonstrate relevant methodological skills in the interpretation of biblical texts relating to earth care

4.

Relate to contemporary issues of earth care from an informed perspective

Pedagogy

Engagement with online learning materials, including audio/video, tasks, forums and asynchronous discussion with lecturer

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Summative Reflection

Summative Reflection 1050 words

33.0
Essay

Essay 2450 words

67.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-04 23:51:29 +1100