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Old Testament Theology - RETA1042
Title: SZP-Old Testament Theology
Guaranteed by: Department of Old Testament Studies (27-SZ)
Faculty: Protestant Theological Faculty
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
Points: 2
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. Filip Čapek, Ph.D.
Last update: Mgr. Eliška Vančová (29.05.2020)
The course deals with the basic theological concepts of the Old Testament, its sources, its forms of expression, and
their interrelation. The concepts are analysed both in their diachronic development and in their synchronic
canonical composition. The course focuses on the particular cases of this conceptualisation as they have been
materialized in the plethora of Old Testament theologies written since the late 1700s. The objective of the course is
to equip the students with the ability both a) to interpret biblical texts theologically and b) to make theological
judgements taking into account the main thrust of biblical polyphony.
The course discusses the following themes:
– The goals and functions of the Theology of the OT
– The difference between an OT theology and biblical narrative
– The difference between an OT theology and a history of its religion
– The difference between an OT theology and a systematic theology
– The ways the Old Testament relates to the New Testament
– Is there a Jewish theology of the Hebrew Bible?
Last update: Mgr. Eliška Vančová (29.05.2020)

BAUKS, Michaela. Theologie des Alten Testaments: Religionsgeschichtliche und bibelhermeneutische Perspektiven, 2018.

BRUEGGEMANN, Walter. Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy, Minneapolis 1997.

GUNNEWEG, Antonius H. J. Biblische Theologie des Alten Testaments: Eine Religionsgeschichte Israels in biblisch-theologischer Sicht, Stuttgart/Berlin/Köln 1993.

JEREMIAS, Jörg. Theologie des Alten Testaments, Göttingen//Bristol 2016.

KOEHLER, Ludwig. Theologie des AT,1936.

RAD, Gerhard von. Theologie des Alten Testaments. Band I + II, München 1963.

SCHMID, Konrad. Theologie des Alten Testaments, Tübingen 2019.

SLÁMA, Petr. New Theologies of the Old Testament and History, Zürich 2017.

Course completion requirements
Last update: Mgr. Eliška Vančová (29.05.2020)

Passing the course is conditional on the acceptance of a paper written by the student (5-8 standard pages) on one of the themes or texts covered during the semester.

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