What conscious and unconscious rules do we use when reading the Bible? How does the overall story hold together? How can we guard against choosing a page at random and making it say what we want it to say? This unit draws our attention to the different ‘lenses’ through which we approach Scripture. We learn and practise skills using a ‘microscope’: paying attention to the finer details of a passage. We rehearse the importance of the ‘telescope’: seeing where our passage fits into the big picture of God’s mission. We explore other lenses that different interpreters try – and, of course, we are concerned with how we can responsibly apply Scripture to our contemporary lives and churches.
|Workload||one semester, 12 credit points|
|Teacher||Andrew Judd & Andrew Malone|
In this unit, you can expect to be guided through a variety of weekly learning activities which are designed to develop your understanding of and skills in the themes and passages related to this unit. For online students, these usually include watching videos, reading, completing set learning tasks and contributing to online seminars and interacting with your peers. Students should allow 10–11 hours of study time per week for this foundational unit.