In this unit students will consider how the Scriptures of Old and New Testaments represent living traditions rather than mere inert texts and continue to inform issues in the world. In particular, this unit will explore how Christian communities, including Lutheran communities, have understood and used the Scriptures to inform questions of human sexuality and how a biblical meta-narrative with Christ at its centre can still inform a response to contemporary issues arising from these questions.

Unit Code: BS8140L

Points: 12.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Biblical Studies

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Interpret biblical texts in the light of a Christ-focused biblical meta-narrative


Analyse biblical texts relating to human sexuality in the light of their cultural, historical, literary, social and religious contexts


Demonstrate relevant methodological skills in the interpretation of biblical texts relating to human sexuality


Relate to contemporary issues in human sexuality from an informed perspective


Engagement with online learning materials, including audio/video, tasks, forums and asynchronous discussion with lecturer


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Summative Reflection

Summative Reflection 1050 words

1050 33.0

Essay 2450 words

2450 67.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-04 23:51:05 +1100