B9605
Old Testament Theology

This postgraduate unit explores the major theological themes developed in the Old Testament. Beginning with a survey of leading Old Testament theologians and their critical works, it considers the methods and approaches used to construct an Old Testament theology and help students gain an insight on key theological themes in the Old Testament.  Old Testament theology is seen to be a vital source for life and ministry.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Biblical Studies

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

18 credit points in Biblical Studies.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a solid knowledge of the key themes of the theology of the Old Testament
  2. explain the various interpretive approaches used by recent scholars in developing their Old Testament theologies and the ways in which the Old and New Testaments cohere
  3. exhibit an advanced ability to write a formal exegetical essay on selected passages of the old Testament
  4. integrate the material studied into a critical theological framework
  5. evaluate the major themes of the Old Testament, (creation, covenant, kingship, etc.) for understanding and communicating the message of the Bible to the contemporary world
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