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Encounters with Biblical Theology

Code: BS9021L
Points: 24

In this unit, students will engage in an in-depth study of broad and interrelated themes of the Old and New Testaments, including: our relational God, our suffering God and human suffering, our troubling God, our God of hope, our God and human sexuality. Students will be challenged to listen to the biblical text in fresh ways—not just in its harmonies, but also its creative dissonances. This will raise and encourage evaluation of appropriate theological and pastoral responses to critical questions arising from their contemporary context in relation to these themes.

Discipline: Biblical Studies

Study level: Postgraduate Elective


  • 24 points in Field B—Biblical Studies

Prohibited combinations

  • BS9020L Biblical Theology for Educators, BS8040L Big Questions: Human Sexuality, and BS8041L Big Questions: God for People Who Wonder


Further information

  • Refer to the current Student handbook supplement: unit guide for required texts and scheduled lectures and tutorials.
  • Distance students are encouraged to participate in live-streamed lectures and tutorials.

Dr Stephen Haar