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This module looks at how the Old Testament and New Testament scriptures relate to each other. Many times it has been said that these testaments reveal a different God. We use the life of Christ as our hermeneutics for understanding who God is and then reviewing and understanding the text of the Old Testament. We see how the Old Testament should be read through Christ and come to understand God’s heart in relation to issues such as violence in the Old Testament, sacrifice, law, the atonement, eternal punishment and several difficult passages such as Joshua’s invasion of the promise land. We come to see that both Old and New Testaments reveal the same God when we review them though a Christ centred hermeneutics.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- you will learn about the true nature of God through Jesus Christ and the Gospels
- learn that our Christian vocation is to follow this Jesus and how he lived and taught
- learn how the properly understand ‘violent’ text in the Old Testament
- learn how God seeks to renew our hearts, our world by implementing atonement within our societies and communities
This course provides you with a free ebook. This module will be assessed by way of a research essay and a timed online exam. We highly recommend you read material from the further reading list before attempting your assignments.