This unit explores the relationship between issues of gender, justice and empire in Old Testament interpretation. Through a study of a number of Old Testament texts, particularly those which narrate the experience of women within the wider social and imperial contexts, we will consider how these themes are configured and related within biblical traditions. We will engage in a close reading of a range of primary Old Testament texts and contemporary feminist/womanist and other (culturally diverse) scholarship about these texts and will also examine how these hermeneutical perspectives engage and critique traditional exegetical approaches. The approach will be interdisciplinary and will provide students opportunity to study these texts alongside contemporary women’s experiences and portrayals of women in other media such as art, film, poetry and law.
Unit code: BA3040P
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit discipline: Old Testament
Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Demonstrate familiarity with the Old Testament narratives of Biblical women
Develop knowledge of relevant issues of gender, justice and empire in relation to these texts and the Old Testament overall.
Understand, appreciate and critically engage these new and emerging feminist approaches in their treatment of biblical texts
Develop a comparative and global framework and foster appreciation and respect for other/diverse perspectives.
Articulate the liberational and the oppressive potential of biblical stories
A prerequisite is a foundational unit in the Hebrew Bible
Assigned readings; Lectures; Tutorials
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Essay - Essay on Reading Material||
Essay on Reading Material (2000 Words)
|Exegetical Essay - Exegetical Essay||
Exegetical Essay – 3000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 21 Sep, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-09-21 18:54:13 +1000