This unit engages students with the discipline of biblical theology, which integrates the contents and theological themes of the Old and New Testaments as the essential foundation for Christian faith, life, and ministry. It provides an opportunity for students to listen to the text in fresh ways—not just its harmonies, but also its creative dissonances. Students will be challenged and nurtured to think theologically and pastorally about these themes (and others), and to reflect critically on the claims of Christian faith regarding the contemporary world and an educational context. The unit proceeds by identifying and expounding five broad and interrelated themes: our relational God, our suffering God and the atonement, ecology, eschatology, and human sexuality.
Articulate the unity-in-diversity of significant theological themes and patterns discerned in the biblical text of both testaments and in Christian tradition
Undertake critical analysis of selected biblical themes
Use a range of hermeneutical approaches in identifying and interpreting the interplay of biblical themes and variations, harmonies and dissonances
Engage in the processes of theological reflection on the contemporary relevance of biblical themes
Demonstrate self-guided learning, including research, writing and communication
Engagement with online learning materials, including audio/video, tasks, forums, and asynchronous discussion with lecturer.
Collaborative wiki 1500 words equivalent
Critical review 1800 words equivalent
Essay on an aspect of one topic, drawn from the unit content 2700 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:58:55 +1100