Content

This unit introduces students to the history, culture, literature and theology of the New Testament. Students will study all four Gospels, the Epistles and Revelation examining issues of genre, source, canonization and translation. Special attention will be paid to the ways the insights of critical biblical scholarship relate to the understanding of these texts in their original context, as Scripture and their consequent meaning for Christian faith in the contemporary world.

Unit Code: BN8009T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the historical, cultural, religious and theological world of the New Testament including an awareness of key figures and dates

2.

Identify the genre, setting and themes of particular New Testament books in conversation with the whole

3.

Demonstrate an awareness of critical skills and tools for exegesis, including relevant reference tools and resources

4.

Integrate methodological understandings, skills and theological reflection in the study of a New Testament passage

5.

Analyse a text and construct an argument for interpretation, in conversation with other interpretations.

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Quiz or short assignment (500 equivalent)

5.0

Quiz or short assignment (500 equivalent)

5.0

Exegesis paper (2000 words)

30.0

class participation

20.0

Written Examination (2000 words)

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-06 13:20:40 +1100