This unit explores the literary forms, traditions (oral and written) and central theological themes of the Pentateuch. Students will examine chosen pentateuchal passages in the light of source criticism, form criticism, narrative criticism, and reception history. They will develop familiarity with ancient and modern interpretations of the Pentateuch by Jewish and Christian exegetes. Attention will be given to both narrative and legal texts and to theological links between the Pentateuch and the New Testament. The unit will demonstrate the enduring relevance of pentateuchal texts to contemporary society and the church.
|College||Catholic Theological College|
|Lecturer||Very Rev. Dr Brian Boyle EV (coordinator)
Rev. Assoc. Prof. Mark O’Brien OP
|Level||Level 2 & 3 undergraduateLevel 9 postgraduate|
|Study Mode||Face-to-faceMondays 2pm-5pm|
|Unit Codes||BA2100C – undergraduate
BA9100C – postgraduate