Details for Biblical Theology

The Bible is not just a random collection of books yet sometimes we struggle to ‘see the forest from the trees.’ This unit will whisk you to the top of the mountain for a bird’s eye view of the big picture. It is designed to reflect on the relationship between the Old and New Testaments and the many theological themes, ideas and concepts that make the Bible a unified whole. From the progressive revelation of God’s identity, to creation, to covenant, to the temple and worship, each class will offer a fresh topic for discussion that will pull together the threads that tie the variety of biblical literature together. This unit will not only give you a comprehensive understanding of the unity of the Bible, but will without doubt demonstrate how relevant its themes and wisdom are for our own generation.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BIB350
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Jacqueline Grey


The following courses are prerequisites or corequisites:

Awards offering Biblical Theology

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This course unit is a detailed examination of the nature and method of Biblical Theology. In particular, students will examine how specific themes are developed through the history and culture world of the biblical texts.


  1. Explain the theory and method of biblical theology;
  2. Compare and integrate major themes of the biblical text in relation to the contemporary context;
  3. Evaluate how the two Testaments cohere in unity and diversity;
  4. Demonstrate critical engagement with both the primary biblical materials and secondary literature from a range of perspectives;
  5. Critique key theological themes and direction of biblical revelation.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Reading Responses (20%) 
  • Contemporary Presentation (30%) 
  • Major Exegesis (50%)