Advanced Biblical Studies

10 Units

This course will allow students to pursue at greater depth a topic or issue confronting Biblical scholarship in the 21st century. Is the Bible true? History and science has questioned various Biblical account found in the Bible. How can a Biblical scholar answer these questions? Can a valid explanation be given for the Biblical accounts of Creation? Can science and history be seen to be compatible with the Bible? The course examines, in depth, the major themes found in both the Old and New Testament in order that the students will prepare for the in-depth topic or issue of their choosing as a major paper.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will be expected to:

  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of both the Old and New Testament.
  2. Demonstrate advanced exegetical skills.
  3. Critique contemporary Biblical scholarship.

Themes will include:

  1. The Bible as Canonical.
  2. The Bible as Inerrant.
  3. The Bible as inspired.
  4. Creation, the Fall and The Flood adapted from pagan myths - how does this affect Christian belief in the 21st century?
  5. The nature and significance of the Old Testament especially The Torah and the Prophets.
  6. The nature and significance of the New Testament especially the Synoptic Gospels, as well as, selected Pauline letters.
  7. Recent scholarship in methods of Biblical exegesis.
Replacing Course(s) THEO6033
Transition Students who have previously completed THEO6033 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6033.
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment 1 - 500 words (10%)
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment 2 - 5000-5500 words (90%) - Topic of student's choice in consultation with the Tutor.
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for RELT60332

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