This unit develops skills in the narrative-critical investigation of biblical texts, and in understanding how the narrative works to convey the theological perspective/s of its author/s. The narratives will be the Book of Exodus, and either two of the Passion narratives and two of the Resurrection narratives, or two discrete sections of the Gospels chosen from The Lukan Journey to Jerusalem (9:51-19:48), or Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount (5:1-7:29), or Mark 8:22- 10:52, or John’s Cana to Cana (2:1-4:54).
Recognise and describe the role of Scripture as witness to God’s revelation for members of the Jewish and Christian faiths
Explain how the Scriptures developed in particular social, political and religious contexts
Identify and critique different theological views present in the biblical texts studied
Develop skills in the narrative analysis of texts
Conduct a narrative analysis of selected texts, showing how the text expresses a particular faith perspective
Demonstrate a critical and appropriate use of Scripture in a religious education context
One foundational unit (10 pts) in Biblical Studies, or equivalent.
Face to face teaching, discussion, and use of online tools such as skype, email, audio-visual programs.
3500 word exegetical essay (Old Testament)
Learning Resource: Prepare a 20 minute PowerPoint for a staff meeting on one of the New Testament narratives you studied, and also provide a 3000 words commentary
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-24 10:27:10 +1100