This unit surveys various models of salvation in the Bible: exodus narratives, return from exile, social and ecological dimensions of eschatology and prophecy, messianism, reconciliation, atonement and resurrection. Key biblical texts will be examined in relation to their cultural and historical contexts, with attention also being given to the hermeneutical relationships between selected biblical models and systematic theology.

Unit Code: BS9009W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Biblical Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe a range of models of salvation in the Bible


Exegete rigorously a biblical text related to this theme


Analyse and describe cultural and historical influences in the formation of salvation theologies


Reflect critically on the relevance of these biblical models and theologies for contemporary faith


Demonstrate an ability to engage in interdisciplinary research and discussion.

Unit sequence

Introductory unit in NT (BN1001W or equivalent) and in OT (BA1001W or equivalent)


lectures, discussion, tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Critical Review

1,000 word critical review of readings

0 20.0
Seminar or Tutorial

2,000 word thematic seminar paper

0 30.0
Exegetical Essay

3,000 word exegetical essay

0 50.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-25 10:14:00 +1100