Content

This unit studies the book of Acts and it will consider its composition, structure and historical background. Key issues, events, personalities and their influence will be addressed. In particular events surrounding the Day of Pentecost and the expansion of the early church will be examined. The unit will principally address the theology of the Church of the Apostles and how it differed from Judaism, how the early Church practiced Christian faith and how it evangelised.

Unit Code: BN2800A

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the message, content and theology of the book of Acts

2.

Reflect on the early Church’s practice of faith such as prayer, fasting, interpreting scripture, caring for the poor and providing hospitality and care

3.

Describe the difficulties that the Apostles faced from both Jews and gentiles alike and how the Holy Spirit leads the early church in addressing them.

4.

Evaluate the methods the early church used to preach the word of God and how these methods can be applied to evangelism today.

Unit sequence

Only one of BN1800A, BN2800A, BN1809A or BN2809A may be taken

Pedagogy

Weekly lectures. Weekly reading material from both scripture and set text.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Quiz (1 Hour)

5.0
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Quiz (1 Hour)

5.0
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Quiz (1 Hour)

5.0
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Quiz (1 Hour)

5.0
Essay

Paper (1500 words)

35.0
Essay

Paper (2500 Words)

45.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-28 11:58:34 +1100