The significance of Isaiah within Christian tradition cannot be overstated. The New Testament refers to Isaiah over 250 times. John Chrysostom refers to Isaiah as ‘the prophet with the loudest voice’. Yet Isaiah can be a challenging book to read, understand and preach from; its historical setting is distant and opaque, making it seem obscure; its poetic language is terse, making the book’s message seem veiled.
How can we seriously grapple with the message of Isaiah? What does Isaiah have to do with Christian life and ministry today? This subject looks at the message and theology of the whole book and examines representative passages and themes from the book of Isaiah, with the aim of mobilising you in the process of exegeting and applying Isaiah.
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|Workload||One semester, 12 credit points|
|Prerequisites||48 credit points of core units including OT001 and OT002|
In this subject, 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 covered by the syllabus. For online students, these usually include watching videos, reading, completing set learning tasks and contributing to online seminars and interacting with your peers. Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for this advanced subject.