Content

This unit provides an introduction to the discipline of biblical theology, which integrates the contents and theological themes of the Old and New Testaments as the essential foundation for Christian faith, life and ministry. It provides an opportunity for students to listen to the text in fresh ways—not just its harmonies, but also its creative dissonances. Students will be challenged and nurtured to think theologically and pastorally about these themes (and others) and to reflect critically on the claims of Christian faith regarding the contemporary world. The unit proceeds by identifying and expounding broad and interrelated themes: our relational God, our suffering God and the atonement, our troubling God, eschatology and God and human sexuality.

Unit Code: CT2220L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate the unity-in-diversity of significant theological themes and patterns discerned in the biblical text of both testaments and in Christian tradition

2.

Undertake critical analysis of selected biblical themes

3.

Use a range of hermeneutical approaches in identifying and interpreting the interplay of biblical themes and variations, harmonies and dissonances

4.

Discuss biblical themes and evaluate their contemporary relevance

Unit sequence

15 credit points in Field B—Biblical Studies (BS) In addition, at least 15 credit points in Field C—Systematic Theology (CT) is desirable

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials, student presentations in class

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Annotated Bibliography

Annotated bibliography 1350 words equivalent

30.0
Essay

Essay on an aspect of one topic, drawn from the unit content 1350 words

30.0
Essay

Essay on an aspect of one topic, drawn from the unit content 1800 words

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Aug, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:03 +1100