THE102: The Development of Revelation


THE102: The Development of Revelation

Key details

Accredited towardsBachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts
Diploma of Liberal Arts
Unit typeCore unit
Credit points6
Indicative contact hours3 hours per week
Offered inSemester 2
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This unit of study introduces revelation in the shared Judaeo-Christian tradition of the Old Testament and its fulfilment in the incarnation, the cross and the resurrection of Jesus Christ as presented and reflected on in the Christian New Testament. Students will be introduced to the topics of canonicity, inspiration, the relationship between Scripture and Tradition, the historical-critical method and contemporary methods of biblical criticism. The content and major themes of the various books of the Old and New Testaments will be treated.


Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit of study, students will be able to:

  1. develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the function of Scripture as Revelation;
  2. familiarise the students with the structure and content of the different parts of Scripture;
  3. develop students’ knowledge of the historical, social, geographical and religious background to the Bible;
  4. assist students to understand the literary perspectives of biblical study and the importance of contemporary critical methods of biblical interpretation;
  5. relate biblical study to the life of the Church and to the broader theological project;
  6. demonstrate the importance of clear written expression, concise logical essay structure and the appropriate use of referencing and bibliography in compliance with academic conventions;
  7. develop students’ ability to summarise and communicate in a logical, coherent and persuasive manner;
  8. encourage students’ confidence in constructively participating in group work and tutorial events by undertaking required readings and contributing with clarity and coherence.



Interested in other Theology units?

THE111: Introduction to Catholic Theology
THE102: The Development of Revelation
THE201: Sacramental Theology
THE202: Fundamental Moral Theology
THE301: Theology of the Post-Conciliar Era
THE302: Bioethics and the Catholic Tradition
THE303: Moral and Sexual Integrity
THE304: Public Morality and Catholic Social Ethics



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