This unit will explore the biblical theologies of love and their ethical implications, within the cultural contexts of the ancient world. The focus will be on the themes of love of neighbour and enemy, sexuality and intimacy, election and covenant. The relevance of these themes within modern and postmodern societies will also be discussed, with some reference to contemporary visual arts and music.
Interpret selected texts from both biblical testaments in relation to their cultural context.
Evaluate critically the literature on the biblical love traditions
Analyse the hermeneutical and ethical relevance of biblical love traditions in relation to the student’s own cultural context
Critically evaluate a range of hermeneutical models that inform loving social practices.
30 points in Field B
Interaction with online resources, including peer discussion forums, lecture MP3s, PPTs, readings.
1,500 word paper
Critical reviews totalling 1,500 words
3,000 word essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Jul, 2016
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-04 13:30:06 +1100