Nov 16, 2018  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
    
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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TH 700 - The Prophets as Ministers of the World


This course focuses on the prophetic voice of Scripture.

Prerequisites & Notes
An earned Master’s Degree in Theology or Ministry or 36 credits completed towards the Master of Divinity.

Course Learning Objectives
  • Describe the historical, literary, and cultural context of prophecy in ancient Israel.
  • Understand the main differences between the classical (pre-exilic, exilic, post-exilic) prophets in the Old Testament.
  • Discuss the tasks and roles of prophets in ancient Israel.
  • Understand the main differences between the classical (pre-exilic, exilic, post-exilic) prophets in the Old Testament.
  • Explain the unique nature of prophecy in ancient Israel.
  • Classify and discuss various forms of prophetic speech.
  • Analyze different types of prophetic oracles.
  • Explore the connections between prophecy in the Old and in the New Testament.
  • Reflect on the main themes in prophetic books and their enduring validity .
  • Evaluate both the time-bound and the enduring message of the prophets.
  • Recognize prophetic voices in our times.
  • Apply the prophetic message to your current ministries. 

 

 

Credits: 1




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