Content

This unit introduces students to exegetical methods in studying the Synoptic Gospels. Students engage with central issues in Gospel studies—including the history of the gospel tradition, source analysis, provenance, literary design, and distinctive theologies—through a critical study of Matthew and Mark. Students also learn about the broader cultural and sociological contexts of gospel texts. Students engage in close study of selected gospel pericopes, including attention to homiletical possibilities.

Unit Code: BN2201L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Translate accurately from Greek to English selected passages from Matthew and Mark

2.

Interpret gospel texts using critical exegetical methodologies

3.

Identify the historical, cultural, social, and religious settings and key literary features of each gospel

4.

Describe the narrative dynamic of gospel texts and the portrait of Jesus and the disciples they offer

5.

Describe the narrative dynamic of gospel texts and the portrait of Jesus and the disciples they offer

6.

Integrate exegetical insights into homiletical, pastoral, and/or missiological reflections

Unit sequence

New Testament Introduction or equivalent New Testament Greek A and B

Pedagogy

The unit will combine lectures with exegetical workshops and class presentations

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Exegesis

Final exegetical paper 3000 words

67.0
Exegesis

2 mini-exegesis papers 750 words each

33.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-04 23:03:46 +1100