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Exilic Prophecy (OT423i/623i)
Knowledge of God
Can we know God? And if so, then how? Who wrote the Bible? Is it a divine book? Or a human book? How reliable and trustworthy is the Bible? Can we rely on it to tell us the truth about all things, or just some things? Does God foreknow the future? All of it, or just some of it? If everything happens according to God's will, why is there still suffering and evil in the world? What exactly does it mean to be created in God's image?
In this unit we’ll explore these questions and many others that are both challenging and immensely relevant to the Christian life. We will particularly focus on the ways God has chosen to make himself known; God's identity as the creator and sustainer of the universe; our identity as those created in God's image; and our fall into sin.
This unit will highlight relevant features of ancient Near East culture, particularly those associated with Babylon during the exilic period. A consistent focus of each lecture will be the rhetorical function of the book, where we will discuss how the text is designed to impact readers, both ancient and contemporary.
AQF level: 6/7/8
Prerequisites: 2 x OT/NT foundational units + 1 x CH unit
Apply by: Monday 9 December 2019
Start Date: Monday 16 December 2019
Lecture Week: Monday 13 - Saturday 18 January 2020, 8.30am - 4.00pm
Location: SMBC, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
End Date: Saturday 4 April 2020
Lecturers: Rev Dr Ian Maddock and Rev Mark Adams
- Required readings will be advised on enrolment. You should begin these by the start date and have them completed before lecture week.
- Initial assignment is due on the first day of lecture week.
- Lecture week at SMBC includes face-to-face lectures and discussions. Morning tea and lunch are provided each day.
- Essay/assignments are completed at home after the lecture week (delivered via online).
- Online access to lecturers available from start date until end date.
- E-library/library resources available from start date until end date.
- Limited onsite accommodation at SMBC may be available during the lecture week, with preference given to those travelling from regional locations.
If you are interested in this unit, please feel free to contact our registrars for more information on 02 9747 4780 or email. We also encourage you to contact us to ensure your choice of unit is suitable for your level of study or course that you might be working towards.
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