Making choices and taking charge; enjoying the good life; wrestling with tragedy; addressing the sinful tendencies of human nature. This is the biblical quest for wisdom. It is found sharply focused in the texts of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs. This course explores the distinctive features of Old Testament wisdom and her texts, her key concerns, and her place in the life of faith, work and learning, ultimately to find that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Prov. 9:10).

This course involves a study of the life setting, content and theological perspectives of Romans, together with consideration of selected related Pauline theological themes.

Traditional and contemporary theologies of the person and work of Christ. Theology of revelation and Scripture.

Salvation in history: a biblical overview of the doctrines of sin, grace, justification, regeneration and conversion. Salvation at the fulfillment of history: biblical and historical models of eschatology; contemporary issues in eschatology.

This course introduces students to theological integration by exploring how the Gospel, rooted in the Biblical narrative, informs all areas of life in contemporary culture and society. It asserts that the Gospel is embodied in culture, while at the same time serves to critique and enrich that same culture. Students are introduced to tools and techniques to faithfully “read the signs of the times” in both Aotearoa New Zealand and global contexts, and to evaluate how the Gospel might be expressed authentically and creatively across disciplines and contexts.