The Biblical Theology 2
The course is offered to all students who finished Biblical theology 1, and requires orientation in the collection of Canonical Texts. The course should enable students to recognize main characteristics of biblical texts and responsibly read modern translations. The basic requirements asked from students are to analyse and interpret texts (composition, characters, key-words, actualization). The biblical theology is dealing with the text of normative character so it is naturally orientated on application in personal life. It should offer inspiration and spiritual strength as well as stimulate creativity. The biblical theology is meant for students who are interested in personal spiritual development and are engaged in social and professional ethics.
- identify and analyze the development of the theological topics throughout the canonical writings (e.g. Covenant, Kingdom of God, commandment of love…)
- arrange the approach to the Holy Scriptures with the professional knowledge
- appraise the common written sources of Judaism and Christianity and the issues of the interreligious dialogue
- identify basic terms in original biblical languages (Hebrew and Greek), understand the formation and specific message of the biblical books
- identify main traits of OT- and NT-anthropology and their relevance for the modern anthropological discourse
- describe the demands and prospectives of the biblical ethics
- apply the Holy Scripture for meditation and personal spiritual life
- generate reasonable and fruitful relationship with God and maintain personal spirituality
Forms of Teaching
In the time determined by FER the professor will present planned issues helped by Power Point Presentation. All participants are urged to have their own edition of the Bible in order to take part in reading and discussing. Each lesson has its purpose in relevant and plausible interpretation of the biblical texts.Exams
In accordance with the actual rule of FER this course will have one mid-term exam and the ﬁnal exam. They have the form of written tests with multiple choice answers, all very precise and taken from the lessons and biblical text. Also, there are optional short tests in Moodle system.Exercises
Students will be asked to publicly read text passages and to argument about the relevant topics. The aim is to achieve ability for responsible interpretation and correct application of the biblical texts.Consultations
The regular consultations are held between and after the lectures and in chosen time that will be announced in advance. Regular contact with the professors is by e-mail or social networks.E-learning
As indicated on the official pages (www.fer.hr), all the materials for the lessons as well the instructions for written paper and exams are sequentially published at http://amdg.eu/fer-bt2/ Biblical theology also uses interactive learning system Moodle (available at http://www.fer.unizg.hr/predmet/bibteo2).Other Forms of Group and Self Study
All students are asked to carefully read and study biblical texts. A special form of teaching are films with biblical themes accompanied by appropriate discussion and clarification.
|Type||Threshold||Percent of Grade||Threshold||Percent of Grade|
|Quizzes||0 %||20 %||0 %||20 %|
|Mid Term Exam: Written||40 %||40 %||0 %|
|Final Exam: Written||35 %||40 %|
|Exam: Written||50 %||80 %|
All students who follow continuous form of classes are obliged to attend the mid-term and the ﬁnal exam. Short tests in Moodle are not mandatory. Activity on classes is awarded by additional points.
Week by Week Schedule
- The Holy Scripture as school of communication * Evolution in the beginning of the Bible
- The Syndrome of Cain (Gen 4) * Blessing is the mission of humankind
- Temptation of Abraham in the Bible and in the Qur'an The book of Judith - a key for reading of the Holy Scriptures
- The Temptation in the Desert (Ex 32:1-14 in its context) * Aaron and vocation to Priesthood today
- Theology of the Covenant (The Covenant - key to theology of O.T. and N.T.)
- Job in the dialogue with God. Problem of human suffering. The Prayers of the Crucified (Mk 15:34 and Lk 23:34,46 in their context)
- Hope of the Resurrection in the Bible. The Reports of the Resurrection in the NT.
- The Bride in the Song of songs. The calling of prophet Jeremiah.
- David calling to praise (Ps 105) * Paschal poems (Ps 113s)
- Horifiying example of Isebel * Tobith and Sarah * Ruth's applied solidarity
- Jeremiah - defendor of the Covenant and the prophet of crisis * The calling and mission of Ezekiel * Poverty in the Minor Prophets.
- Marriage and family in the Holy Scripture
- Last judgement: biblical eschatology (Mat 25:21-46) * The conversion of the chief tax collector (Lk 19:1-10)
- Biblical management * St. Paul on Paschal Mystery
- Biblical view of human happiness * "I have no good apart from you." (Psa 16,2) The light of Christ * Jesus - the Light of the World (Forgiveness in the Temple - Jn 8) Marriage and Family in the Holy Scripture