Old Testament Theology

MTh pathway in Biblical and Theological Studies
COURSE UNIT 411

UNIT DESCRIPTION

The unit begins with an overview of different approaches to the subject. It then surveys major theological themes of the Old Testament (OT) such as creation, election, covenant, law, ethics, the unfolding redemptive purposes of God for humankind and who God is. Human suffering, death and the difficult aspects of the OT such as judgement and revenge. The relationship between the OT and the New Testament is explored and the question is raised whether or not the OT has a central theme.

Aims

To study what the OT says about God, the world and humankind, and how it relates to the NT and to the Church today.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

CATEGORY OF OUTCOMEBY THE END OF THIS UNIT STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
Knowledge and understanding
  • identify the main theological ideas of the OT
  • demonstrate a critical understanding of the importance of the OT for the development of Christian theology
  • state a considered opinion as to the central theme(s) of the OT
Intellectual skills
  • engage in current scholarly debates in the field
Practical and transferable skills; personal qualities
  • communicate ideas clearly
  • manage time effectively and prioritise tasks
  • work autonomously
  • to select, prepare and organise material effectively to produce a coherent written assignment

Assessment:

ASSESSMENT TASK:LENGTH:WEIGHTING WITHIN UNIT
Formative:
  • Student-led seminar

45 minutes

n/a
Summative:
  • An essay

6000 words

100%
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Old Testament Theology

MTh pathway in Biblical and Theological Studies
Course Unit 411

Credits:

30

Level:

7

Hours of Learning:

300

Tutor:

Dr Hetty Lalleman

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