THL535 Seminar in Biblical and Theological Interpretation (16)

This subject addresses, through focused seminars, in-depth research of particular persons, movements, events, eras, topics, and themes in Biblical interpretation and theology. It traces recent developments in Biblical Studies, with particular emphasis on the development of Scriptural themes and the methods of representative contemporary Biblical scholars.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Theology

Enrolment Restrictions

Master of Theology and Bachelor of Theology (Honours) students only.

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a current issue in Biblical interpretation or theology
  • be able to offer an informed account of the historical and theological relevance of a particular issue in Biblical interpretation or theology
  • be able to articulate critically the contemporary significance of a relevant issue in Biblical interpretation or theology.
  • be able to analyse and critique the selected topic and its impact upon particular exegetical or theological problems
  • be able to evaluate critically the particular research principles and methodology appropriate for a specific issue in Biblical interpretation or theology
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate academic engagement and discussion skills through interaction with the subject coordinator and fellow students
  • be able to demonstrate independent research, writing, and communication skills through the preparation and presentation of a substantial research essay.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Analysis of a current issue in Biblical interpretation and theology: The subject coordinator will select a relevant aspect of Biblical interpretation or theology upon which lectures and readings will be based, and upon which the student will prepare and present a major research essay.
  • Participation in Seminar presentations: Students will attend regular seminars in which the set topic is discussed with regard to its historical and contemporary relevance. Key attention will be paid to the methodological, interpretative, and theological significance of the chosen topic.
  • Submission of substantial essay: Students will develop and present a substantial essay which attends to the exegetical, hermeneutical, and theological issues involved in the specific issue in Biblical interpretation or theology.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of THL535 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Critical review

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.