In this unit, individuals will learn how to effectively analyze Scripture and theological sources to fulfill their work tasks. This skill set is particularly relevant for leaders within Christian organizations who must navigate and understand various theological beliefs, including those held by other groups, within the scope of their work.
By developing the ability to critically analyze and articulate theological perspectives, leaders can engage in informed discussions and make well-informed decisions within their organizational context. This unit equips individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to delve into Scripture and theological sources, extracting meaningful insights that can be applied to their work.
By engaging with different theological beliefs, leaders can gain a broader understanding of the diverse perspectives that exist within the Christian community and beyond. This unit encourages leaders to approach theological analysis with an open mind, considering different viewpoints and reflecting on how they can contribute to their own work.
Ultimately, this unit aims to empower leaders to effectively analyze and interpret Scripture and theological sources, enabling them to navigate the complexities of their work and engage in meaningful dialogue within their organizations and beyond.
Analyse the Old and New Testaments and other Christian sources
- Critically analyse Old and New Testaments texts with reference to other Christian sources and resources
- Analyse relationships within the Old and New Testaments and the development of ideas
Analyse and compare theological beliefs
- Critically analyse theological beliefs within their specific context
- Analyse influences on the formation of theological beliefs
Articulate beliefs of Christian groups and groups with other views
- Critically explain the differences and similarities in beliefs of Christian groups
- Investigate beliefs particular to groups holding other views
The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has:
- analysed three Scripture passages at depth
- analysed two theological beliefs at depth
- examined the beliefs of one other group on a theological issue
In the course of the above the candidate must:
- utilise theological resources to analyse Scripture and theological beliefs in detail
- analyse, discuss and synthesise theological information in detail
- use a minimum of eight resources suitable for organisational context for advanced theological research
communicate complex information clearly in a format suited to the context and audience
The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. If not otherwise specified the depth of knowledge demonstrated must be appropriate to the job context of the candidate and include knowledge of:
- theological beliefs, including development of theological beliefs and themes within the areas of study
- tools and methods for theological and biblical research and interpretation
- differences in theological opinion of groups holding other views
Assessment must be conducted in an environment that reflects workplace conditions, with access to:
- the Bible
- resources for advanced biblical and theological research
Students will present a portfolio of evidence based on the subject Christian and Old Testament Theology