Content

Luke-Acts takes the reader from the annunciation of the birth of John the Baptist through to the ministry of Paul in Rome. In the decades after the death of Jesus the early Christian movement spread to the heart of the empire, and the acceptance of Gentiles into the community of believers was a source of debate. This unit will undertake the study of the origin, nature and distinctive theology of Luke-Acts, illustrated by means of an exegetical and thematic study of selected texts from the Gospel and Acts. Attention will be paid to the ways in which Luke makes use of the historiographical techniques of the period and the role played by the speeches in Luke-Acts as a means interpreting the deeper meaning of these events.

Unit Code: BN2011Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate an understanding of the distinctive theology of Luke-Acts

2.

Discuss the context in which this theology arose

3.

Engage in an exegesis of various texts making use of appropriate methodologies

4.

Assess the complex nature of the relationship of the synoptic gospels by the exegesis of specific passages

5.

Evaluate the significance of the material that is unique to Luke

Unit sequence

BA1020 and BN1020 or equivalent

Pedagogy

Lectures and discussion

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

2000 word essay

40.0

2500 word essay

60.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-22 11:40:12 +1100