A study of key texts on war and peace selected from Exodus, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Isaiah. Attention will be given to the theological influences and implications of these texts.
Describe selected scholarly theories about human and divine participation in biblical representations of war.
Rigorously exegete a biblical text related to the themes of war or peace.
Reflect critically on the concept of genocide and its applicability in understanding Deuteronomy 20 and Joshua’s conquest narratives.
Analyse the biblical background to notions of ‘just war’ and pacifism.
Demonstrate an ability to research and write using appropriate methods and form at postgraduate level.
72 points in Foundational Studies, including 24 points Introduction to the Hebrew Bible or equivalent
Lectures, tutorials and online interaction
Exegetical paper of 3000 words
Essay of 3000 words
Tutorial paper of 2000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 16 Oct, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-15 09:23:27 +1100