BB824.406 Introduction to the Bible



Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

The aim of this subject is to allow one-off opportunities to study with visiting specialists, in cross-institutional subjects, or in areas where a subject is only likely to offered once (or is being trialled) to be taken for credit.


This subject will examine the Book of Romans from a number of perspectives. It will begin with a discussion and summary of the historical and cultural background of the book and then look at issues of authenticity and authorship.

Selected passages will be exegeted and pertinent critical methods employed to determine the meaning of the text. Application to contemporary settings and contemporary audiences without specialised biblical knowledge will be emphasised.

Various themes of the Book of Romans will be explored from a biblical theology perspective including salvation, sanctification, Israel and the law.

Contemporary methods of interpretation of Romans will be critically evaluated including post-colonial interpretation and reader-response interpretation.

Teaching Strategies

This will be a classroom-based taught unit. Lectures, tutorials and seminars will be utilised as appropriate.

Unit offerings

Face to face:

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.