BB824.406 Introduction to the Bible



Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

This subject is designed to inform and encourage the development of women leaders from a Christian perspective. It does this by addressing four key areas: provision of role models; biblical and theological basis; challenges involving women and leadership and; opportunities for leadership.

The subject begins with an historical survey of the role of Christian women in church and society from the early church to the 21st century. Prominent women and their achievements will be highlighted including key Australian women. Important historical events, such as the waves of feminism, will be examined for their influence upon the role of women.

Attention then turns to the theological and biblical basis for women leadership in society and the church. Accounts of women in the Old and New Testaments will be examined in the light of cultural context. Outlining the hermeneutical issues, important passages and the ‘difficult’ passages will be examined and a variety of views presented. A range of historical and contemporary theological views on the role of women will be presented.

The third part of the subject will address general leadership principles and also the particular issues that women in leadership may face. These include gender stereotyping, power and authority, leadership style, expression of strengths and work-life balance.

The subject will conclude with the presentation of the breadth of opportunities for leadership for Christian women including church and parachurch ministry, business and politics. This subject will seek, through discussion panels and addresses, the input of women leaders from a range of different areas in the church and society.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

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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.