This unit develops skills in the narrative-critical investigation of biblical texts, and in understanding how the narrative works to convey the theological perspective/s of its author/s. The narratives, chosen because of teacher and curriculum needs, will be the Book of Exodus, and either two of the Passion narratives and two of the Resurrection narratives, or two discrete sections of the Gospels chosen from The Lukan Journey to Jerusalem (9:51-19:48), or Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount (5:1-7:29), or Mark 8:22- 10:52, or John’s Cana to Cana (2:1-4:54).
Unit code: BS9662Y
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Biblical Studies
Delivery Mode: Blended
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Recognise and describe the role of Scripture as witness to God’s revelation for members of the Jewish and Christian faiths
Critically examine how the Scriptures developed in particular social, political and religious contexts
Identify and evaluate different theological views present in the biblical texts studied
Demonstrate the capacity for a narrative analysis of texts.
Demonstrate a critical and appropriate use of Scripture in a religious education context
One foundational unit in Biblical Studies, or equivalent.
A blend of asychronous and synchronous lectures and sychronous tutorials
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Learning Resource: Prepare a 20 minute PowerPoint for a staff meeting on one of the New Testament narratives you studied, and also provide a 3500 words commentary
3500 word exegetical essay (Old Testament)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 18 May, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-05-18 11:30:55 +1000