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 Religious Education and the life of the Church. Through the study of selected biblical passages, students engage with various methods of interpretation and learn about how the Bible is understood in the Catholic tradition.
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of ways to interpret the Bible within the Catholic tradition;
Describe and examine central concepts and types of literature in the Bible
Interpret passages from the Old and New Testament within their social and religious contexts
Show how these skills of interpretation may be used and adapted in a classroom setting;
Develop a specific topic of research related to the unit content in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner.
This is the first unit in CTC’s program of units for the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education. (It replaces BS8600C “Sacred Scripture: A Foundation for Teaching Religious Education”.)
Interactive lectures, discussions, reading and analysing biblical texts. Face-to-face intensive: spread over the semester, as either four full-day sessions or eight 3-hour sessions.
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2000 word essay on New Testament topic, including consideration of principles of Catholic interpretation of Scripture, and related to classroom situation.
2000 word essay on Old Testament topic, including consideration of principles of Catholic interpretation of Scripture, and related to classroom situation.
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 25 Jul, 2019
Unit record last updated: 2021-02-04 09:23:53 +1100