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This topic develops cognitive skills in the critical examination of the Biblical Wisdom writings. Interpretation draws upon a range methodological approaches, with a particular focus on key theological scenes throughout these writings. Relevance of these theologies to contemporary understanding of the world and society are explored.
This topic aims to
evaluate the concept of biblical wisdom and the wisdom writings, and explore this literature in its historical, literary, and cultural contexts
identify and critically evaluate the main theological themes in the wisdom writings
develop critical approaches to the study of the wisdom writings
interpret the significance of the wisdom writings for a contemporary context
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to demonstrate:
exegetical skills in interpreting diverse texts from the Wisdom literature
the ability to evaluate critically interpretive and theological issues surrounding wisdom writings and their ongoing relevance for contemporary theologies of Creator and creation
the ability to critically evaluate methodological issues surrounding the study of the Wisdom literature
research skills of identifying, accessing, and analysing relevant primary and secondary sources related to Wisdom literature and its interpretation
hermeneutical sensitivity to the implications of the study of Wisdom literature and diversity of contemporary interpretations
Key dates and timetable
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