Directed Biblical Studies 2
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2010
This course will allow students to select one of two areas of Biblical study: The Psalms or Lukan-Acts; and will examine the literary form and theological content of The Psalms or Lukan-Acts.
|Objectives||Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the principal issues associated with the study.
2. Exhibit a critical understanding of the principal literary forms in their selected topic
3. Demonstrate a well-developed skill in the exegesis of a selected passage(s) form their selected topic.
4. Display a critical appreciation of the place of their selected study in the Hebrew or Christian Canons.
|Content||Themes will include:
1. Did David write the 150 psalms?
2. The Psalms as the prayer of the people
3. Hymns of praise - wholistic approach to religion, the cosmos, the individual.
4. Psalms of lament - individual and communal lament.
5. Liturgical and historical Psalms; Psalms and liturgy; Wisdom Psalms and Royal psalms.
1. Luke's Gospel - The Gospel of the Poor.
2. The Acts: The Gospel of the early Church.
3. Historical, social and political background of the Lukan community.
4. Luke's historical perspective; distinctive literary features of the Gospel and Acts.
5. Principal theological themes of the Gospel and Acts.
6. Recent scholarship and trends.
7. Critical exegesis of selected passages.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not Applicable.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : Paper Based|
|Teaching Methods||Self Directed Learning|
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term|