The unit will examine a broad range of approaches to the use of the Bible in ethics. A number of case studies will illustrate the diversity of biblical material as it relates to particular ethical topics (such as war, reconciliation, human rights, wealth and poverty, abortion, ecology, and sexuality). In exploring hermeneutical analogies, consideration will be given to the similarities and differences between biblical cultures and our own multicultural contexts. Attention will also be paid to the ways in which Biblical models and interpretation may play a role in public life.
Articulate the differences between a range of hermeneutical approaches
Demonstrate an understandig of the diversity of biblical ethics
Reflect critically on the cultural dimensions of hermeneutics
Analyze the key issues at stake in a particular ethical case study
Assess approaches to ethical questions for the local church and other ministry contexts
36 points in Field B; 18 points in Systematic Theology
12 weekly sessions, requiring online participation. Each session consists of lecturer’s input, guided reading, additional suggested resources, and tutorial tasks requiring critical reflection and peer interaction.
Exegetical essay 2000 words
Essay 2000 words
Critical reviews (x5)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-09 14:51:53 +1100