Details for Biblical Theology

The Bible in 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: BIB549
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Johnny Kumar


The following courses are prerequisites:

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 cultural world of biblical texts.


  1. Compare and integrate major themes of the biblical text in relation to the contemporary context
  2. Evaluate theories on how the two Testaments cohere in unity and diversity
  3. Explain and analyse the theory and methods of biblical theology
  4. Critically engage with both the primary biblical materials and secondary literature from a range of perspectives;
  5. Explain how the ideas and key themes of biblical theology relate to and address contemporary life and ministry
  6. Critique key theological themes and direction of biblical revelation

Subject Content

  • Introduction to Biblical Theology as a discipline
  • Issues in Biblical Theology as a reading strategy
  • The Biblical Theology Movement & Canonical Criticism
  • Biblical Theology and other approaches to Scripture
  • The unity and diversity of the Testaments
  • The key theme of Covenant in the biblical text
  • A detailed study of key themes in Biblical Theology
  • Use of biblical theology in Christian discipleship and ministry

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%) 

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided