This course introduces students with overview of the nature of the Bible, its formation, role in the Church, and differentiation of the notions: “Bible” and “Scripture”. Student will be introduced in to the influences of the Bible, as well as experience the authority of the Bible as Scripture (Word of God). Finally, student will also gain basic knowledge how to read the Bible. Requirements for taking the course
General conditions: enrolment in the first year of the undergraduate program / certificate in Advance Bible Knowledge. Expected learning outcomes
After the successful completion of all necessary assignments and exams, the student will be able to:
identify the process of the formation of the Bible
differentiate between “Bible” and “Scripture”
state the relationship between the Church and the Bible, as well as the role of the Bible in the life of the Church.
discuss influence of the Bible and its experience in personal life
Grading and evaluation of student work during instruction and at finals
Students are being graded based on their active participation in the class, reflective essay colloquium and the final exam. The final exam is in a written form. Active participation makes 10%, reflective essay 20%, colloquium 30%, and the final exam 40% of the final grade.
Required literature, number of copies in the library, availability via other media and number of students
Berković Danijel. 2007. Crkva i Biblija u kontekstu korelativnih odnosa vlasti i autoriteta. Kairos Vol. 1 No. 1: 91-114.
Berković Danijel. 2010. Od literalizma do interpretatizma, ili kako ispravnije biblijski misliti. Kairos Vol.4 No.2: 269-289.
Beck Boris & Berković Danijel. 2014. Strategija hrvatskih biblijskih prijevoda: izbor između inovacije i tradicije. Zagreb. XVI Slavisitički kongres.
Armstrong, Karen. 2007. The Bible: the Biography. London: Atlantic Books.
Brown, Raymond. 1999. Biblija: 101 pitanje i odgovor. Zagreb: MIOB.
Slavić, Dean. 2016. Biblija kao književnost. Zagreb: Školska knjiga.