Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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).


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2017.

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): THEO6030. Students who have successfully completed THEO6030 are not eligible to enrol in RELT6030.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Critically examine and show familiarity with the major divisions and themes of the Bible

2. Demonstrate skills in Biblical interpretation.

3. Demonstrate skill in Biblical exegesis.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the 'Law and the Prophets'.

5. Demonstrate an understanding of the New Testament, especially the Synoptic Gospels and Pauline literature.


Themes will include:

  • Critique of local and global issues in relation to a particular discipline;
  • Research of social and historical contexts of theological setting;
  • Awareness of personal perspective in doing theological reflection on specialised learning experience.

It is expected that students will both contribute to, and at times lead, discussions as a part of the assessment regime of the course.


This course replaces THEO6030. If you have successfully completed THEO6030 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Tutorial/Group Particpation and Discussion

Essay: Written Essays

Presentation: Oral Presentation

Written Assignment: Major Research Essay