Sacred Scripture

Information on Scripture Course Units

SC501 Understanding the Old Testament

Level 5, 10 Credits

Written over a long period of time, the Old Testament describes God’s relationship with God’s chosen people. Who were these people?  What was this relationship about? When did this happen? This course will introduce participants to the key events, dates, places, motifs and personalities of the Old Testament within a theological framework.

SC502 Interpreting the New Testament

Level 5, 10 Credits

The New Testament witnesses to the life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth and the beginnings of the Christian church. It was written (in the light of faith in the Resurrection) by a number of people using a variety of literary forms.  This course is designed to familiarise participants with the content and world of the New Testament.

SC601 The Gospel in Aotearoa

SC602 Bible in Religious Education

SC603 Bible in Ministry

The following course units “Bxxxx” go towards the Bachelor of Divinity or Graduate Diploma in Theology

B1000 Introduction to the Old Testament and the Pentateuch

Stage 1 of a level 7 award (BDiv or Grad Dip Th) 15 credits

This course introduces the student to the Canon, historical and social background and literary forms of the Old Testament, with a particular focus on the Pentateuch. The course introduces major theological themes of the Old Testament as they are treated across the Old Testament.

B1010 Introduction to the New Testament and Pauline Literature

Stage 1 of a level 7 award (BDiv or Grad Dip Th) 15 credits

This course introduces the student to the Canon, historical and social background, and literary forms of the New Testament, with a particular focus on the Pauline Letters. The course examines major theological themes of the New Testament as treated across the New Testament.

B2000 Prophetic Literature

Stage 2 of a level 7 award (BDiv or Grad Dip Th) 15 credits

Details to be posted.

B2030 Synoptic Gospels

Stage 2 of a level 7 award (BDiv or Grad Dip Th) 15 credits

Details to be posted.

B3000 Psalms and Wisdom

Stage 3 of a level 7 award (BDiv or Grad Dip Th) 15 credits

Details to be posted.

B3010 Johannine Literature

Stage 3 of a level 7 award (BDiv or Grad Dip Th) 15 credits

This course involves a study of the New Testament writings associated with the name of John, emphasising the background and theological witness to Jesus of the Fourth Gospel, and considering the ongoing development of the Johannine traditions and community in the Epistles of John.

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Enrolment for the Bachelor of Divinity and Graduate Diploma in Theology opens 26 September.
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