Course: Social Motive in the Old Testament

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Course title Social Motive in the Old Testament
Course code KTEO/SSZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Mackerle Adam, doc. ThLic. Th.D.
Course content
There are two main blocks of content: 1) OT legislation (especially Ex 20:22-23:33; Lv 17-27; Dt 12-26; 2) Prophetic books (especially Hosea, Amos, Micah, and Zephaniah); 3) Sapiential books (especially Tobith).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
  • Class attendance - 24 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 8 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course introduces to the social aspects of various OT texts.
Student will be acquainted with the social themes of OT and will be able to use his knowledge in his present personal and social situation.
Before starting, the student must be acquainted with the Bible (OT).

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Seminar work

Active partaking at lectures and preparation before them.
Recommended literature
  • Mackerle, Adam. Etické aspekty u předexilních Malých proroků. Praha, 2019.
  • Pacner Stanislav - Herciková Pavla Edita - Mackerle Adam. Podněty starozákonní literatury pro výchovu a formaci.. Olomouc, 2011. ISBN 9788024429106.
  • Štica Petr. Cizinec v tvých branách. Praha, 2011. ISBN 9788024618241.

Study plans that include the course
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