BIB5310 Advanced Mission of God in the Torah

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Stephen Bennett

Course Description:

An introduction to the current discourse on the Torah, comparing the various methods and presuppositions of critical scholarship that have increasingly defined the studies of the Torah in recent times. The student will evaluate the salient contributions of this mainstream study, and the significant neglect of mission and mission-related themes in its discourse.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Through this course, the student will be able to interpret, study, teach, and preach from the Torah. Similarly, the student will also understand the world of the Torah and the enduring message of the Torah, particularly on the centrality of mission. The ministries of teachers, pastors, evangelists and missionaries will be greatly enriched and enhanced by the diligent study of Gods mission in each book of the Torah.

Why This Course Is Important:

The moral vision of the Torah has fundamentally shaped the laws, morality and discourse of modern society. In this way, the study of the Torah has significant implications for Christian life and ministry. It also occupies a strategic position in the history of divine revelation by its placement at the beginning of biblical canon. In this position, the Torah becomes the theological fountain from which every doctrinal stream receives its source. Understanding the Torah as the origin of Gods mission to the world naturally provides the justification for this course.