BB824.406 Introduction to the Bible



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This subject will integrate the skills and knowledge gained in subjects BB824.406 Introduction to the Bible, with additional specialised exegetical knowledge and techniques. Once completed the integration of the subject will allow the student to make high level independent analysis of passages from a selected book or books from the New Testament.

The unit commences with a critical evaluation of the broader contextual issues including the influences of cultural, historical, political and religious factors on the book/s. Critical questions of authorship and sources will be addressed.

Critical evaluation of the language, literary style, emphases, concepts and theological themes characteristic of the chosen writing will be conducted and the analysis synthesised with previous theological understanding.

The theological implications of the chosen texts and broader contexts will be examined. The interpretive work shall include using creative skills to communicate the complexities of the interpretive analysis to contemporary audiences with limited biblical understanding.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies include: lectures and tutorials; weekend schools; class discussions; presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, DVD, video and audio tape and on-line interaction; and weekly exegetical assignments.

Unit offerings

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.