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DI4628   Epistle to the Hebrews: English Text

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The purpose of this module is to read the Epistle to the Hebrews carefully and discerningly and discuss the fruits of our close readings. As a means to that end, we will examine critical issues in interpretation and survey selected scholarly literature. Throughout the module, we will reflect upon matters of historical, hermeneutical and theological concern as these arise from our reading of the text, including issues such as: Hebrews' appeal to the OT, relationship to the rest of the NT, Christology, supersessionism, engagement Greco-Roman culture and philosophy, eschatological reflection, and the possible ethical and theological implications of the text.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass DI3601

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture and 1 x 2-hour seminar.

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 267

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr D Moffitt