The Matthean community stands at the crossroads wrestling with how to preserve and honour their Jewish past while welcoming Gentiles into the Christian community. Matthew articulates an inclusive vision where both Jew and Gentile are welcome, and unity can be found in putting into practice the higher righteousness espoused in the Sermon on the Mount. This unit will undertake a literary, exegetical and theological study of Matthew's Gospel. Special attention will be paid to the manner in which Matthew makes use of his sources (Gospel of Mark, the Q source and special Matthean material).
Identify and interpret Matthew’s redaction of Mark’s Gospel and other traditions
Discuss the context in which this theology arose
Describe the distinctive theology of Matthew
Exegete specified texts making use of appropriate methodologies
Evaluate the significance of the material that is unique to Matthew.
BA1000Y and BN1000Y or equivalent
Lectures, readings, focus texts assigned to each week for group work, class discussions
Exegesis 2000 words
Essay 2500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-15 11:44:03 +1100