Content

This unit studies the four Gospel accounts of Jesus' suffering, death and resurrection. A close exegetical study of these stories, climactic to each of the Gospels, and an appreciation of the literary power of the narratives, will reveal the theological meaning intended by the evangelists as they sought to offer an understanding for their first century CE audiences about the most important human event - death. The unit will also explore the contemporary implications of these narratives for our own experience of suffering and death and our hoped for resurrection.

Unit Code: BN2100C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Undertake a critical reading of these 1st Century CE Gospel narratives

2.

Identify the cultural and social issues surrounding suffering and death that confronted early Jesus followers

3.

Demonstrate basic exegetical skills in interpreting gospel texts from the Mediterranean culture of the 1st Century CE

4.

Identify and utilise relevant primary and secondary sources

5.

Reflect on the implications of these ancient texts for life today; formulate and communicate ideas cogently, while respecting co-learners

Unit sequence

BS1001C and BS1002C or equivalent

Pedagogy

Lecture and Seminar

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Reflection Paper (500 words)

10.0

Reflection Paper (500 words)

10.0

Exegesis (1500 words)

35.0

Essay (2000 words)

45.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-20 11:19:28 +1100