A study of selected texts relating to the themes of land and exile in biblical theology. The unit will bring exegetical reflections into dialogue with contemporary issues of ecology, migration, spirituality of dispossession, and the theology of hope.
Distinguish between the theologies of land in Deuteronomy and Leviticus
Describe a range of responses to the exile in the Old Testament
Critically evaluate similarities and differences between prophetic theologies of hope
Discuss selected exegetical issues in relation to contemporary debates about ecology, migration, the spirituality of dispossession, or hope
Reflect theologically on biblical texts and relate biblical studies to other theological disciplines in a research project at a postgraduate standard.
Elective unit in Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
12 weekly sessions, requiring online participation. Each session consists of lecturer’s input, guided reading, additional suggested resources, and tutorial tasks requiring critical reflection and peer interaction.
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One exegetical paper
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Online tutorial participation – not fewer than 5 entries of approximately 200 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 30 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-09-30 17:24:08 +1000