Content

The Book of Revelation is a highly symbolic, political and justice-oriented text that speaks to a range of ancient and contemporary issues. This unit offers a close exegetical study of the Revelation in its historical and political setting. Particular attention will be given to the visual context of Revelation, noting how the author of Revelation utilizes and critiques ancient statuary, visual rhetoric and imperial iconography to expose evil and offer an alternate vision of God’s reign. A Greek tutorial stream will be provided for students with Greek.

Unit Code: BN3139P

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Summarize the characteristics of Judeo-Christian apocalyptic literature with particular reference to Revelation

2.

Identify and describe the main theological motifs in Revelation

3.

Describe the socio-political setting of Revelation and the use of images in promoting political and religious ideology

4.

Apply exegetical tools to critically interpret Revelation

5.

Apply research skills to articulate and evaluate theological themes in Revelation and their relevance for the contemporary church and/or world

Unit sequence

At least 2 units (30 points) of biblical studies or permission of the lecturer

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, discussion, visual images, weekly online forums

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Exegetical Essay

Exegetical Essay (1500 words)

40.0
Essay

Thematic Essay OR Investigation of Material Culture (2000 words)

40.0
Forum

Tutorial presentation / Online Forum (1000 words equivalent)

20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 2 Oct, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-04 11:05:02 +1100