This is a Diploma core unit for non-English speaking background students
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Outline a biblical and theological basis for seeing God as creator, redeemer and transformer.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the cultures in which the Bible was written.
- Identify some of the implications of these ideas, in individual and collective experience
- One written paper (750 words) (25%)
- One written intertextual Bible study presentation (750 words) (25%)
- One thematic essay (1,500 words) (50%)
Set texts recommended for purchase highlighted in blue*
- Brueggemann, Walter. Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997.
- Drane, John. Introducing the New Testament. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001.
- Ford, David. Theology: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
- Holgate, David, & Rachel Starr. SCM Study Guide to Biblical Hermeneutics. London: SCM Press, 2006.
- Isaak, Jon M. New Testament Theology: Extending the Table. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2011.
- Kirk, J. Andrew. What is Mission? Theological Explorations. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1999.
- McGrath, Alister E. Theology: The Basics, 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2008.
- Migliore, Daniel L. Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014.
- Routledge, Robin. Old Testament Theology: A Thematic Approach. Westmont: IVP Academic, 2013.