HomeStudy2019 Semester 2 Classroom Units

2019 Semester 2 Classroom Units

Semester 2 Dates: 29 July – 1 November 2019
(Non-teaching period: 23 September – 4 October)

Monday

Film as Reflective Practice

Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Audit (Not-for-credit)
Consider what it means to be human and to be in relationship with others, the Divine, creation, culture and society, through film. Cinema reflects societal conceptions of what it means to be human, the problems we are facing, the solutions that are being proposed and the dissonance between them.

Interpreting the New Testament

Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Audit (Not-for-credit)
Experience the insights and limitations of different ways of reading and analysing selected New Testament texts, with a focus on doing interpretation.

Tuesday

Supervised Theological Field Education Foundations

Undergraduate / Postgraduate
Reflect with a group of peers and work on the way your personality and strengths impact your ministry. This unit requires an approved ministry placement of at least 16 hours per week.

A Toolbox for Ethical Pastoral Leadership

Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Audit (Not-for-credit)
Critically examine the responsibilities of pastoral leaders with a view to forming practices which are healthy, life-giving and ethical.

Ruth

Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Audit (Not-for-credit)
Continue to develop your Hebrew language skills through a focused study of the book of Ruth. Reading the narrative through the original language will enrich your understanding.

Worship 3.0

Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Audit (Not-for-credit)
As Christians, what do we ‘believe’ we ‘do’ when we worship? How do we shape our worship practices? How does our worship connect with how we serve the world around us? Reflect on, explore, and experiment with the beliefs and practices of Christian worship and liturgy. Study at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, or not-for-credit (audit).

Wednesday

Introducing the Hebrew Bible

Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Audit (Not-for-credit)
Consider the history and diversity of the Old Testament, particularly in relation to key themes like creation, covenant, government, suffering, ethnicity and hope.

The Book of Revelation

Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Audit (Not-for-credit)
Explore the first century context of this remarkable text as a basis for reading Revelation responsibly and ask how it still might challenge and transform our lives today.

Church: The Quest for Christian Community

Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Audit (Not-for-credit)
How do we understand the term “church” and what can we learn about the shape of church and Christian community?

Romans: Suffering and Justice

Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Audit (Not-for-credit)
What is Paul talking about when he writes about the righteousness of God to the house church in Rome? How can the followers of Jesus bear witness to the good news in a world with so much pain and injustice? Discover God’s purpose of transforming humanity and renewing the entire creation, and how we may participate in that process.

Thursday

New Testament Greek B

Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Audit (Not-for-credit)
Develop your Greek translation skills further in this advanced unit, which builds on the skills acquired in New Testament Greek A.

Introduction to Biblical Languages

Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Audit (Not-for-credit)
Learn basic skills in biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek, which will enable you to utilise language tools within commentaries and other resources.

Crossing the Street: Understanding Islam & Our Muslim Neighbours

Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Audit (Not-for-credit)
Explore the historical development, central beliefs and practices of the Islamic faith. Engage with the challenges and opportunities to facilitate understanding, positive interaction and fruitful encounters with our Muslim neighbours.

The Story of Christianity (Part 2)

Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Audit (Not-for-credit)
Explore the personalities, ideas and revolutions that have shaped the church since the Reformation.

Friday

Dementia, Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care

Postgraduate / Audit (Not-for-credit)
Explore the nature and practice of pastoral care in the context of dementia, palliative care, and end-of-life care.

Saturday

Reading Scripture Interculturally

Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Audit (Not-for-credit)
Explore the theory and practice of reading Christian Scriptures with people in different cultural contexts. Factors taken into account include the context, cultures, worldviews, heritages and traditions of the biblical authors, in dialogue with the context of contemporary readers.

Under the Southern Cross

Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Audit (Not-for-credit)
Explore a range of themes in the history of Australian churches from the early nineteenth until the late twentieth century using biographies and case studies.