This unit explores the spirituality of the Bible, bringing critical engagement with the biblical text into critical engagement with the lived experience of Christian faith. Topics covered include: how we read Scripture; the invitation of narrative; the prayer journey of the Psalms; justice, injustice and the ‘goodness’ of God; peace, destabilisation and the prophetic ‘voice’; wisdom and the good life; the Spirit and transformation.

Unit Code: BS9040W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Biblical Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Reflect critically on a variety of key themes within the Bible, and how these have affected the life of the church


Rigorously exegete and analyse selected biblical texts


Relate critical reflection on biblical texts to their own spiritual development


Develop a specific topic of research on a biblical theme in a critically rigorous manner


Develop a case study in which biblical spirituality is brought into interaction with a particular area of ministry or life experience.

Unit sequence

Foundational unit in Biblical Studies


Lectures; student-led seminars


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay 3,500 words

3500 40.0
Case Study

Case Study 4,500 words

4500 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-08 14:38:04 +1100