Courses Catalogue

Introduction To The Bible

COURSE CODE: CRE1102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

Understanding the value and meaning of the Bible (7 hours)

  • The Bible defined
  • Not a scientific book
  • Not a text book of ancient history
  • A book of life and word of God
  • Its challenges in contemporary society

Christian approach to the Bible (7 hours)

  • The role of faith
  • Word of God in human language
  • The relationship between Old Testament and New Testament
  • Relevance to modern man

Bible as a history of salvation (8 hours)

  • The three stages of Salvation history
  • Theology of salvation history and its value

Biblical Inspiration (8 hours)

  • Divine-Human origin of the Inspired Books
  • Evidence of Inspiration
  • Theology of Biblical Inspiration

The Biblical Interpretation (8 hours)

  • Hermeneutics
  • Rules of interpretation
  • Biblical Criticism

 History of the Canon of the Bible (7 hours)

  • Canon and canonicity
  • The formation of the Old Testament and its value and Traditions
  • The formation of New Testament and its value

TEACHING-LEARNING METHODS

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • In class discussions
  • Guided discovery

TEACHING-LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes