With its confronting existential expressions of life, Ecclesiastes represents a radical source of theological engagement and wisdom for Christian faith and practice. The foci of Ecclesiastes have profound resonance with contemporary foci of human experience. This unit aims to correlate theological themes and existential tonalities of Ecclesiastes with contemporary theological method that is applicable to ministry practices.

Unit Code: CT9007S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Develop interpretive responses to the theological and literary character of Ecclesiastes


Demonstrate the relevance of Ecclesiastes for contemporary expressions of interpreting life experience, forming values and articulating meaning


Identify within Ecclesiastes, wisdom textures for contemporary ministry practice


Evaluate the literary style of Ecclesiastes and from this to develop applied theological responses toward creative contemporary expressions of Christian identity


Stimulate research interest in biblical wisdom for contemporary engagement and expression

Unit sequence

Foundational units in Systematic Theology and Biblical Studies or Practical Theology


Lecture, discussion, seminar rotations


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

1500 word reading review

0 25.0
Document Study

750 document study

0 12.0
Document Study

750 document study

0 13.0

3000 word essay

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-26 09:09:06 +1000