This unit considers a selection of texts from the New Testament in relation to the development of early Christian moral conviction and practice. We will explore the main contours, principles and themes of the diverse ethical material in the New Testament, set these in the context of the wider Jewish and Graeco-Roman environments and consider the exegetical and hermeneutical issues involved in using New Testament texts appropriately in contemporary ethical reflection.
Demonstrate an in-depth, coherent knowledge and understanding of ethical teaching in the New Testament, with special attention to its theological basis and contextual location
Use advanced exegetical skills in the analysis of New Testament texts in relation to early Christian moral conviction and practice.
Critically assess scholarly attempts to use the New Testament as the basis for contemporary ethical reflection and decision making
Formulate and present their own interpretation of the place of New Testament texts in ethical reflection and practice
A unit in New Testament at Level 1 or Level 2
Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials
4000 word essay exploring the New Testament in relation to a specific ethical issue.
Engagement in online tutorial forums with summary reflection paper (1000 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2015
Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-05 11:32:37 +1100