THBS301 - The Bible and Social Justice

20 cp
Prerequisites:
At least 60 cps in each of Biblical Studies and Christian Thought
Teaching Organisation: This unit involves 300 hours of focused learning, or the equivalent of 20 hours per week for 15 weeks. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, online learning, video-conferencing, or supervision. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.

This unit focuses on the theme of social justice in the biblical texts. It traces this central theme through the history of Israel and into the period of the early Christian Church, including its importance in the mission and teaching of Jesus. Emphasis will be placed on the location and the importance of the oppressed, the marginalised, the disenfranchised and the disempowered as a constant theme in the biblical literature.