Content

The unit will commence with a brief study of the historical setting and literary forms of the New Testament writings, with special emphasis on the origin, literary character and theology of the Markan narrative. The methodology of biblical exegesis will be explained and illustrated in relation to the Gospel and in relation to the broader scope of the Synoptic Gospels.

Unit Code: BN3018Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the types of literature and literary forms found in the Gospel of Mark

2.

Analyse the geographic and historical background to the Gospel of Mark and discuss the social and political world in which it emerged

3.

Identify the structure, content and key theological themes of the Gospel of Mark, the purpose for which it was written, the literary and narrative techniques that are used and its relationship to the other Synoptic Gospels

4.

Demonstrate awareness of the relationship between the Gospel of Mark and the OT, and articulate implicit and explicit intertextual references

5.

Identify and utilise the materials that assist NT interpretation

Unit sequence

BA1000Y, BN1000Y plus two units in Field B at Level 2

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials and class discussions

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

1000 word exegetical essay

20.0

1000 word exegetical essay

20.0

2500 word research essay

60.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Aug, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 10:46:02 +1100