Content

Revelation (apokalypsis) is central to Christian theology. The Revelation to John is a specific expression of Christian writing that makes explicit many aspects of revelation that are tacit within gospels and epistles. Some of these aspects include hyperbolic textures in expression of biblical eschatology and the seeming surrealism of futurity with the signature ears to hear for the response of faith. This unit will explore within The Revelation to John, its peculiar interface between literary style and theological overture, which is cast for specific reception of Christian promise and testimony within difficult contexts of human life.

Unit Code: BN2032S

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify and begin critically to evaluate diverse theological approaches to The Revelation to John;

2.

Identify models of interpretation in relation to Revelation in particular and apocalyptic language in general;

3.

Articulate potential contemporary uses of Revelation and apocalyptic language in Christian theology and testimony

Unit sequence

Introduction to Systematic Theology; Interpreting the New Testament or equivalent and Introduction to Systematic Theology when cross-listed to New Testament Studies

Pedagogy

Rotating lecture/discussion/group work over 3 hours per week

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

1250 word essay

25.0

1250 word essay

25.0

500 word document study

12.0

500 word document study

13.0

500 word document study

12.0

500 word document study

13.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 16 Oct, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-15 12:24:52 +1100