Content

This unit provides a general introduction to the New Testament. It introduces students to the literary forms, historical and cultural contexts and theological themes of the New Testament. Students will examine first century history (in and around the land of the New Testament), contemporary critical methodologies and the shaping of the New Testament canon. Students will study an overview of all books of the New Testament.

Unit Code: BN1609A

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the contents of the New Testament and its various genres

2.

Explain the socio-historical setting and literary forms of the New Testament literature

3.

Investigate contemporary methods of critical biblical interpretation and tools for exegesis

4.

Apply exegetical methodology to a selected passage from the Old Testament

Pedagogy

12 weekly sessions, required reading and additional reading resources

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Online forum posts and discussion (500 words equivalent)

13.0

Class Quiz (500 word equivalent)

3.0

Class Quiz (500 word equivalent)

3.0

Class Quiz (500 word equivalent)

3.0

Class Quiz (500 word equivalent)

3.0

Exegetical Essay – 2000 words

50.0

Essay – 1000 words

25.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-18 12:48:15 +1100