Content

This unit (1) examines the diverse views in the Bible on sex and sexuality and (2) considers ways in which biblical interpretation could be enriched by taking into account the matters of sex. The unit will stress the richness of the Bible, and of the tasks of biblical interpretation, by the study of selected texts and the discussion of questions such as, What makes a perspective on sexuality ‘biblical’? What to do, and how, when biblical perspectives contradict? How might we assess the ways that biblical texts have been used as authoritative resources for discussing and regulating sexual ethics, identity and practice? How do changing notions of sex and sexuality impact the way biblical texts are interpreted? What may we do to make biblical interpretation more sexy?

Unit Code: BS9070P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Biblical Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Analyse biblical views on the matters of sex and sexuality

2.

Assess different interpretations of biblical texts on sex and sexuality

3.

Develop skills in queer and sensual reading of selected biblical texts

4.

Utilise methodological and exegetical resources on selected biblical texts

5.

Articulate a critical understanding of the rich views in the Bible on sex and sexuality

Unit sequence

15 points in Biblical Studies

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, tutorials

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Essay (6,000 words)

100.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-25 11:46:17 +1100