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REL 220 - Old Testament

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Major books of the Old Testament. Includes literary forms, historical context, moral implications of the literature, and religious significance.

Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - HUM or SBS; Meets CTE - A&H or SBS.




Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Evaluate the literary forms, historical context, moral implications, and religious significance of the Old Testament.
  2. Examine the moral implications and the religious significance of the Old Testament.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Describe the literary forms of the writings of the Old Testament.
  2. Examine the historical context of the Old Testament.
  3. Discuss the moral implications of the literature of the Old Testament.
  4. Evaluate the religious significance of the Old Testament.

Outline:
  1. Literary Forms
    1. Prose
    2. Poetry
    3. Legends
    4. Aetiologies
    5. Fables
    6. Parables
    7. Prophetic writings
    8. Apocalyptic literature
  2. Historical Context
    1. Primeval history
    2. Pre-exilic history
    3. Post-exilic history
  3. Moral Implications of the Literature
    1. Corporate personality
    2. Covenants
    3. Universalism
  4. Religious Significance 
    1. Monotheism
    2. Corporate guilt
    3. Missionary responsibility


Effective Term:
Fall 2016



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