Biblical Studies - Foundations
|Course code RELT6030||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
This course builds the foundations for an advanced understanding of contemporary methods of Biblical studies. It gives students the skills with which to critically examine and interpret the Biblical texts. The course utilises the tools of contemporary Biblical studies in order to examine major themes and texts found in both the Old and New Testament (the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures).
Available in 2015
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: |
1. Critically examine and show familiarity with the major divisions and themes of the Bible
2. Demonstrate advanced skills in Biblical interpretation.
3. Demonstrate a capacity to perform a Biblical exegesis in a highly skilled way.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the Torah, the Historical Books and the Prophets.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the New Testament, especially the Gospels and Pauline literature.
6. Apply the skills and knowledge developed throughout the course to a particular field of interest or professional practice.
|Content||The course will be organised around the following themes:|
1. The Bible and its theological themes
2. Contemporary methods of Biblical analysis and interpretation.
3. The nature and significance of the Hebrew Scriptures, especially the Torah, the Historical Books and the Prophets.
4. The nature and significance of the Christian Scriptures, especially the Gospels and selected Pauline letters.
|Transition||Students who have previously completed THEO6030 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6030.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for RELT6030|