Content

This unit is an introduction to the Gospel of Matthew: the literary and theological character of Matthew's narrative with detailed study of selected theological themes that elucidate Matthew's distinctive gospel story, giving specific attention to: Christology and eschatology, discipleship and ethics, community and mission. Particular attention will be given to the role of Matthew in Christian theology and hermeneutics, historical and contemporary and its significance for shaping Christian faith, community and mission.

Unit Code: BN9015S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate distinctive features of the literary and theological character of Matthew

2.

Demonstrate a critical understanding of interpretations of Matthew and their significance for Christian faith, community and mission

3.

Demonstrate advanced skills in narrative analysis of the Matthean themes;

4.

Articulate the value and use of historical expressions of the role of Matthew in Christian theology and hermeneutics

5.

Exhibit evidence of advanced research skills for theological and hermeneutical engagement with Matthean themes.

Unit sequence

A foundational unit in Systematic Theology and Biblical Studies

Pedagogy

lecture/discussion/group work

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

3,000 word essay

50.0
Document Study

750 word text & document study

12.0
Document Study

750 word text & document study

13.0
Document Study

750 word text & document study

12.0
Document Study

750 word text & document study

13.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-07 11:41:59 +1100