Content

This unit introduces students to interpreting the New Testament, familiarising them with its historical, social and literary settings and introducing them to methods of biblical exegesis. Historical-critical approaches are introduced and explained with special attention to the Gospel of Matthew in reference to the other Synoptic Gospels. Literary, socio-cultural and rhetorical approaches are introduced and explained with special attention to the Gospel of John, the Pauline corpus, and Revelation and reference to other New Testament writings.

Unit Code: BN8701B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Catherine Booth College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify types of literature found in the New Testament including their particular interpretive demands.

2.

Outline key developments in the history of New Testament Studies

3.

Assess how historical and social aspects of the New Testament era interact with New Testament texts.

4.

Critically apply tools of New Testament interpretation: dictionaries, lexicons, commentaries, online resources, primary sources and others.

5.

Examine the appropriation of Hebrew Bible texts and traditions within the New Testament.

6.

Demonstrate progress in making the transition from text to life, particularly for use in theological, hermeneutical and homiletical application.

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, group work, online forums, videos

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Forum

1,000 words of original online forum discussion on weekly workshop papers.

20.0
Workshop

1,000 word workshop paper

15.0
Workshop

1,000 word workshop paper

15.0
Exegetical Essay

3,000 word exegetical essay

50.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-06 15:49:25 +1100