Content

This unit provides a thorough study of Matthew’s Gospel, including its literary and theological character, the possible provenance of the Gospel and an overview of recent trends in Matthean studies, as a basis for detailed exegetical analysis of selected texts.

Unit Code: BN3002W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Outline features of the history of interpretation of Matthew’s Gospel

2.

Evaluate plausible socio-political and cultural provenances for the communities that gave rise to Matthew’s Gospel;

3.

Outline a reasonable literary structure for Matthew’s Gospel;

4.

Exegete the Matthean text competently, employing a range of appropriate exegetical methodologies;

5.

Identify distinctive Matthean christological, ecclesiological, pneumatological, missiological and eschatological themes

6.

Analyse ways in which the proclamation of the First Gospel can provide meaning in contemporary Australian society.

Unit sequence:

Introductory unit in NT (BN1001W or equivalent), plus one other biblical unit

Pedagogy

lectures, discussion, seminars

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

1,000 word critical review of readings

25.0

1,000 word thematic seminar paper

25.0

3,000 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 15:05:19 +1100