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 of Aotearoa

SC602 Bible in Religious Education

SC603 Bible in Ministry

The following course units “B7xxx” go towards the Bachelor of Theology or Graduate Diploma in Theology

B7110 Introduction to Biblical Studies

Level 5, 15 Credits (use in BTh or Grad Dip Th)

This course unit introduces students to the Bible, its content, context and literary genres and to the methodologies of biblical reading, study and interpretation. It provides the basis for further study of the Biblical texts.

B7214 Pentateuch

Level 6, 15 Credits (use in BTh or Grad Dip Th)

This course unit builds on the foundation unit by examining the forms and content of the Pentateuch. It does so in light of its historical, cultural and religious settings and explores the role of the Pentateuch within the canon and the life of Israel.

B7229 Wisdom Literature

Level 6, 15 Credits (use in BTh or Grad Dip Th)

This course unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the prerequisite Biblical Studies units. It examines the literary forms and theological content of Israel’s prophetic books, with due consideration of their historical, cultural and religious settings/contexts.  Info for 2021s1

B7231 Prophetic Literature

Level 6, 15 Credits (use in BTh or Grad Dip Th)

This course unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the prerequisite Biblical Studies units. It examines the literary forms and theological content of Israel’s prophetic books, with due consideration of their historical, cultural and religious settings/contexts.

B7254 Synoptic Gospels

Level 6, 15 Credits (use in BTh or Grad Dip Th)

This Course Unit builds on any Biblical Studies Introductory Course Unit and contributes towards the sub-major sequence in Biblical Studies. It enables students to develop the ability to research in Biblical Studies through reading the Synoptic Gospels in the light of relevant contemporary scholarly literature. Info for 2021 s1.

B7326 Psalms

Level 7, 15 Credits (use in BTh or Grad Dip Th)

This course unit studies Israel‘s poetic literature and practice of prayer and worship as represented in the Psalter. It provides an opportunity to develop exegetical skills in the analysis of Hebrew poetry.

B7364 Pauline Literature

Level 7, 15 Credits (use in BTh or Grad Dip Th)

This course unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the prerequisite Biblical Studies units. It examines the historical context, literary forms and theological content of the New Testament literature associated with Paul.

B7368 Johannine Literature

Level 7, 15 Credits (use in BTh or Grad Dip Th)

This course unit builds upon the knowledge and skills learned in the pre-requisite units. It examines the historical context, literary forms and theological content of the Gospel and Letters of John, and their application to a range of spiritual and pastoral concerns.

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