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Advanced Biblical Interpretation Seminar (THE617)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Description This unit introduces various methods that can be used in interpreting biblical texts, and shows how interpretation of a text will vary depending on the hermeneutical approach or method of interpretation used. It allows students to develop skills in interpreting texts from both the Old and New Testaments, using the various methods that come under the umbrella of historical critical methods (e.g. source, form, and redaction criticism) and newer literary methods (e.g. rhetorical, feminist, post-colonial criticism).
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 1 x 2 hours per week.
Assessment Assessment consists one 1,500-word essay (due during the semester) and a final 3,500-word research paper (due at the end of term).
Prerequisites THE505 Thinking Theology; THE510 Emerging Christian Theology - The Creeds (100-500CE); THE507 Introduction to the New Testament; THE506 Introduction to the Old Testament.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Dr Suzanne Boorer
Senior Lecturer Old Testament

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6141
e: S.Boorer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.040 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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