Jeremiah

MTh pathway in Biblical and Theological Studies
COURSE UNIT 416

UNIT DESCRIPTION

This unit engages primarily in a literary and theological study of the Book of Jeremiah with due attention to historical issues and scholarly discussion regarding the origins and purpose of the book. Throughout the unit students engage in detailed exegesis of a range of chapters; major theological themes will be studied and the book is read in the context of Israel’s prophetic tradition.

Aims

To enable students to acquire a deeper understanding of the Book of Jeremiah, its text, message, place within Israel’s prophetic tradition and possible application for today

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

CATEGORY OF OUTCOMEBY THE END OF THIS UNIT STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
Knowledge and understanding
  • identify and analyse key theological concepts of the text
  • identify the message of the book for today
Intellectual skills
  • demonstrate developed exegetical and hermeneutical skills in relation to set passages from the text
Practical and transferable skills; personal qualities
  • discern the relative strengths and weaknesses of synchronic and diachronic approaches to the book

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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Jeremiah

MTh pathway in Biblical and Theological Studies
Course Unit 416

Credits:

30

Level:

7

Hours of Learning:

300

Tutor:

Dr Hetty Lalleman

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