In this unit, students will undertake an in-depth exegetical and theological study of selected Old Testament and New Testament texts featuring women. Students will engage with the historical, literary and theological contexts for these texts, and integrate perspectives from contemporary feminist approaches. This will raise and encourage evaluation of the core critical questions emerging from feminist biblical discourse. Students will also explore theological and intertextual connections between the Old and New Testaments, especially as they relate to the portrayal and theology of women and feminist issues.
Unit code: BS9779T
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Biblical Studies
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this unit is running
Critically interpret Old Testament and New Testament texts in conversation with one another
Integrate insights from the historical study of women in the ancient world in exegesis
Critically engage with contemporary feminist approaches to biblical interpretation
Articulate the core hermeneutical issues in interpreting the Bible from a perspective that places women at the centre of biblical discourse.
Evaluate selected biblical texts featuring women in light of contemporary theological discussions and church contexts.
Introduction to the Old Testament or Introduction to New Testament
Lectures, guided readings, Socratic dialogue, flipped classroom
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
Essay (3,000 words)
Exegesis Paper (2,500 words)
Forum Discussion (equivalent to 1,500 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019
Unit record last updated: 2019-10-10 09:10:56 +1100