A study of key texts on war and peace selected from Exodus, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Isaiah. Attention will be given to the theological implications of these texts.
Describe selected scholarly theories about human and divine participation in biblical respresentations of war.
Rigorously exegete a biblical text related to the themes of war or peace.
Analyse the biblical background to notions of ‘just war’ and pacifism.
Reflect critically on the concept of genocide and its applicability in understanding Deuteronomy 20 and Joshua’s conquest narratives.
36 points in Hebrew Bible
Lectures, tutorials, online interaction
Exegetical paper of 2,000 words
Essay 2,000 words
Tutorial paper of 1,000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 16 Oct, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-14 12:32:10 +1100