SemesterSpringDuration8 Weeks
FrequencyEvery three years
Credits5 ECTSWorkload125-150 Hours
Module formatIntensive
ApplicabilityThis Module provides a basis for Pentecostal-Charismatic Pneumatology and will provide essential historical and theological information.
Course structureSee module and courses
Contact time35-45 HoursSelf-Study105-125 Hours
Participation requirementSee access to the program
Phase 15020%
Readings & Preparation
Phase 24030%
Phase 36050%
Research Paper
Content of the ModuleThis course will focus on a careful exegetical analysis of the Greek or Hebrew text of the book under discussion. Matters of interpretation and elements of advanced grammar will be discussed. The specific book chosen for the seminar may vary from year to year.
This course is intended to illuminate the distinctive character, content, context, and canonical contributions of the book of Isaiah. The student will be challenged to work directly with the biblical text and engage with critical biblical scholarship on the book of Isaiah in developing informed approaches to reading, interpreting, and appropriating the book of Isaiah for our contemporary context.
Learning Objectives

A. General Learning Objectives
This course seeks to:

  1. Introduce students to the importance of the book in its ancient contexts.
  2. Introduce students to the canonical place and import of the book.
  3. Acquaint students with major lines of contemporary biblical scholarship on the book.
  4. Introduce students to the key historical factors, literary features, and theological contributions of the book.
  5. Encourage and enable students to appropriate and apply the richness and relevance of the book to contemporary Christian faith and vocation. 

B. Specific Behavioral Objectives
As a result of the activities and study in this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the major literary and theological features of the book.
  2. Demonstrate an informed understanding of the place and import of the book in the history of Israel.
  3. Recognize and explain major scholarly approaches to the book.
  4. Identify key historical factors, literary features, and theological contributions of the book.
  5. Understand and articulate the overall place, relevance, and import of the book for canonical Scripture, Christian faith, and contemporary vocation.
OutlineA. Canonical Context of the Book
B. Historical Context of the Book
C. Literary Features of the Book
D. Major Lines of Biblical Scholarship on the Book
E. Exposition of the Major Sections of the Book
F. Theological Import and Application of the Book
ExaminationSee Evaluation
Core LiteratureDepending on the Book! This information will be published on Moodle!
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