This unit explores the spirituality of the Bible, bringing critical engagement with the biblical text into critical engagement with the lived experience of Christian faith. Topics covered include: how we read Scripture; the invitation of narrative; the prayer journey of the Psalms; justice, injustice and the ‘goodness’ of God; peace, destabilisation and the prophetic ‘voice’; wisdom and the good life; the Spirit and transformation.
Reflect critically on a variety of key themes within the Bible, and how these have affected the life of the church
Rigorously exegete and analyse selected biblical texts
Relate critical reflection on biblical texts to their own spiritual development
Develop a specific topic of research on a biblical theme in a critically rigorous manner
Develop a case study in which biblical spirituality is brought into interaction with a particular area of ministry or life experience.
Foundational unit in Biblical Studies
Lectures; student-led seminars
Essay 3,500 words
Case Study 4,500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-08 14:38:04 +1100