Content

This unit will examine life in early Christian churches, seeking to explore diverse understandings of Jesus and challenges that confronted both apostles and churches. Careful exegesis of significant passages from Epistles and Revelation will be a key component in exploring theologies and practices of early Christian churches. The study of possible historical and social contexts will provide an important focus of the unit.

Unit Code: BN2794B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Catherine Booth College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate plausible life settings for communities involved in the production and reception of New Testament texts

2.

Discuss several struggles and challenges that early believers faced.

3.

Evaluate strategies of selected leaders to address, strengthen and encourage the faithful

4.

Assess the relevance of early church traditions for contemporary life.

5.

Employ effectively various tools of Biblical criticism in the exegesis of specific texts in the Epistles/Revelation

Unit sequence

15 points in BN

Pedagogy

Lectures, group work, online forums, videos

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

1,000 word online presentation

20.0

1,500 word workshop paper

30.0

2,000 word exegetical essay

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-28 10:54:37 +1100