In this unit students will consider how the Scriptures of Old and New Testaments represent living traditions rather than mere inert texts and continue to inform issues in the world. In particular, this unit will explore how Christian communities, including Lutheran communities, have understood and used the Scriptures to inform questions of human sexuality and how a biblical meta-narrative with Christ at its centre can still inform a response to contemporary issues arising from these questions.
Unit code: BS9040L
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Biblical Studies
Proposing College: Australian Lutheran CollegeShow when this unit is running
Interpret biblical texts in the light of a Christ-focused biblical meta-narrative
Critically analyse biblical texts relating to human sexuality in the light of their cultural, historical, literary, social and religious contexts
Apply a range of relevant methodological approaches to the interpretation of biblical texts relating to human sexuality
Critically engage with contemporary issues in human sexuality from an informed perspective
This unit uses teaching strategies (eg engagement with online learning materials, including audio/video, tasks, forums, and synchronous and asynchronous discussion with lecturer) which encourage student engagement and participation in a variety of learning tasks and opportunities which foster deep learning.
No required textbook. Key readings supplied in META Unit resources.
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Students respond to unit content; submit responses to questions; articulate their position on topics; identify questions that remain unanswered or limitations and disagreements or counter-arguments.
An essay that reflects a critical and informed perspective on the historical, theological, social, and pastoral dimensions of human sexuality explored in the unit
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 24 Aug, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-08-24 15:05:58 +1000