Old Testament Foundations
SEMESTER 1 2023
Wednesday Daytime Unit
As Christians, we want to affirm that the Old Testament is indeed the word of God and that it holds value for the contemporary church. Yet at times we struggle to know what to do with it. While some parts are familiar, there is much here that seems odd or strange. In fact, it can sometimes feel like we are travellers lost in a foreign country – and without a guidebook.
The purpose of this foundational unit is to guide you through the lesser-known terrain of the Old Testament. We’ll explore the books of Genesis through to Kings, taking a look at the cultural world in which these texts arose as well as seeking to gain an understanding of their major themes, literary styles, and contribution to Christian theology and practice. Our hope is that the importance of these foundational texts, and their relevance to the contemporary church, will become abundantly clear.
Lecturers: Dr Kit Barker and Dr Geoff Harper
AQF level: 5/6/8
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Times: Wednesdays 9.40am-10.30am + 10.55am–11.45am
Dates: 8, 15, 22 February; 8, 15, 22 March; 26 April; 3, 10, 24, 31 May; 7 June 2023 (Exam period = 19-26 June)
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
AOT001 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
OT001-512 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - UCMin, UCTh, DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh
OT001-612 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - BDiv
OT001-812 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - GDDiv, MMin, MDiv, MTS
Audit = $420 on-campus*/$378 off-campus*
AQF unit levels 5-7 (12 credit points) = $2,679 (Overseas student = $3,087)
AQF unit levels 8-9 (12 credit points) = $2,802 (Overseas student = $3,228)
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On-Campus: units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only
Off-Campus: units in this mode are delivered live online-only, that is, a mix of online lectures, videos, activities and interaction with lecturers and fellow students.
Hybrid: units in this mode are delivered both on-campus and off-campus concurrently.