TH7611 Thought and Expressions of the Messianic Jewish Movement (20 credits)
This module seeks to build upon previous studies at Levels 4 and 5 through a detailed examination of and critical engagement with the contemporary and historic Messianic Jewish Movement. By exploring the Messianic Jewish Movement from the context of Church history and a theological perspective, the aim is to identify key aspects of contemporary Jewish–Christian relations, develop skills in understanding and critiquing various theological positions within the movement, and identify/discuss Christian and non-Christian responses to the Messianic Jewish Movement.
TH7613 European Christians, Zionism and The Modern State of Israel (20 credits)
To comprehensively understand and critically evaluate scholarly viewpoints pertaining to early twentieth century European Christian expressions of philosemitism and their political contribution to the emergence of Christian Zionism. The goal is to enable students to research and reflect carefully upon matters relating to European Christian expressions of anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism and their contribution to perceptions of the Jewish people in the lead-up to the Second World War and the Holocaust. Additionally, to encourage students to understand and explore complexities and nuances on research relating to understanding of the Second World War towards the Jewish people, the Modern State of Israel and Christian Zionism. Lastly, to encourage a hermeneutically balanced and politically astute position vis-à-vis Israel among those identifying themselves as Christian Zionists, and develop a sophisticated and systematic knowledge and understanding of modern Israeli society and politics.