Content

This unit is an introduction to the Gospel of Matthew: the literary and theological character of Matthew's narrative with detailed study of selected theological themes that elucidate Matthew's distinctive gospel story, giving specific attention to: Christology and eschatology, discipleship and ethics, community and mission. Particular attention will be given to the role of Matthew in Christian theology and hermeneutics, historical and contemporary and its significance for shaping Christian faith, community and mission.

Unit Code: BN3015S

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate distinctive features of the literary and theological character of Matthew

2.

Demonstrate understanding of interpretations of Matthew and their significance for Christian faith, community and mission;

3.

Develop and demonstrate skills in narrative analysis of the Matthean themes

4.

Recognize the value and use of historical expressions of the role of Matthew in Christian theology and hermeneutics

5.

Display evidence of primary research skills for theological and hermeneutical engagement with Matthean themes

Unit sequence

30 points in Systematic Theology and 15 points in Biblical Studies

Pedagogy

rotating lecture/discussion/group work over 3 hours

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

2,250 word essay

50.0
Document Study

600 word document study

12.0
Document Study

600 word document study

13.0
Document Study

600 word document study

12.0
Document Study

600 word document study

13.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-01 10:06:08 +1100