Content

This unit offers an introduction to the Bible, both the Old Testament and the New Testament. It introduces students to the principles of scriptural interpretation within the Catholic tradition and provides a foundation for understanding Scripture in the context of Pastoral Ministry and the life of the Church.

Unit Code: BS8601C

Points: 16.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Biblical Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate a basic knowledge of some of the key principles for interpreting Scripture within the Catholic tradition;

2.

Identify some of the different ways of interpreting biblical texts within their social and religious contexts;

3.

Exhibit a basic knowledge of the literature of the Bible and the canon of scripture;

4.

Show how these skills of interpretation may be used and adapted in a classroom setting;

5.

Develop a specific topic of research related to the unit content in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner.

Pedagogy

Lectures and tutorials

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Essay

2000 word essay on Old Testament topic, including consideration of principles of Catholic interpretation of Scripture, and related to pastoral setting.

0 50.0
Essay

2000 word essay on New Testament topic, including consideration of principles of Catholic interpretation of Scripture, and related to pastoral setting.

0 50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-25 09:20:16 +1100