This unit will introduce students to the literature and history of the New Testament writings. In particular, students will examine various genres and techniques employed in the text to testify to the good news of Jesus Christ and proclaim the fulfillment of Old Testament tradition. Students will also develop a working familiarity with a variety of aids and critical approaches used to interpret and engage the New Testament.

Unit Code: BN8701S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe the contents of the New Testament: the types of literature, their particular interpretive demands, their place in the development of the canon, their theological outlook.


Demonstrate an awareness of the historical and social world of the New Testament.


Use appropriate interpretive approaches in exegesis of the NT


Access and use the tools of New Testament interpretation: lexicons, dictionaries, commentaries and historical sources


Articulate the relationship of the New Testament to the texts and message of the Old Testament.


Articulate a transition from text to life, particularly in terms of theological and hermeneutical application.




Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

1500 reading review

0 25.0
Document Study

750 word document study

0 12.0
Document Study

750 word document study

0 13.0

3000 word essay

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-07 07:40:02 +1100