Content

This unit involves a detailed study of Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians. It focuses especially on Paul's perception of the problems arising in the life of the young church in Corinth, and his responses to them. It explores Paul’s relationship with his churches, including Corinth, and examines the way his theology adapts itself to new situations and new contexts. The specific context of the church in Corinth is explored, and different scholarly opinions canvassed. The unit explores the nature of Paul’s theology in 1 Corinthians, including its relationship to 2 Corinthians and the other Pauline writings, along with the question of its ongoing relevance for the context of the church today.

Unit Code: BN2219T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the context of the Corinthian church in the Greco-Roman world

2.

Outline the theological issues raised in 1 Corinthians by the church and Paul’s responses to them.

3.

Articulate and critically assess different scholarly views on the theology of the Corinthian church which Paul is addressing

4.

Discuss exegetical issues for reading 1 Corinthians

5.

Assess the significance of the theology of 1 Corinthians for the contemporary church

Unit sequence

Introductory unit in New Testament

Pedagogy

Reading material, video material, online tutorial discussions

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

exegetical essay of 1,500 words

40.0

thematic essay of 2,000 words

45.0

Online Forums, equivalent to 1,000 words.

15.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-27 10:21:40 +1100