Bible Then and Now
The core purpose of this unit is to introduce students to the Old and New Testament writings through a process of learning to read the Bible as literature and theology. Through a disciplined and scholarly process students will work with key tools and approaches used in biblical studies, focusing on reading the biblical text as literature while giving attention to its historical context in the quest to discern its theological intent. Students will research selected key Old Testament themes especially within the Pentateuch. Study of the New Testament will concentrate on the gospels, Paul's letters and Revelation and selected key themes within them. The development of the Old Testament and New Testament canons and the relationship between them as Christian Scripture will be explored. Along the way the unit will challenge the learners to a broader and deeper understanding and appreciation of the Bible and its place within Christian faith and life.
Discipline: Biblical Studies
Study level: Postgraduate Foundational
- Workshops may be offered as enhanced learning experiences for students enrolled in this unit. Dates and details of scheduled workshops are advertised in the current Higher Education Workshop Calendar published on the calendars and timetables page.
- Current scheduling information is available at BS8103L - Bible Then and Now (Online) and BS8303L - Bible Then and Now (Blended).
- Refer to the current Student handbook for required texts.
- Learning outcomes, assessment details and recommended texts are provided before the scheduled unit start date.
Dr Stephen Haar