Content

This unit engages at depth with the Gospel of John. The unit will explore the narrative and theology of John’s Gospel, with exegesis of a number of passages. It will provide a knowledge of: the Gospel’s literary structures and techniques, especially its symbolic framework and development; its theological themes, particularly glory, eternal life, eschatology, spirituality and the person and work of Jesus; the relationship of John’s Gospel to the Synoptic Gospels and their traditions; and the possible concerns and setting of the Johannine community. Attention will also be given to the cultural values of the ancient world as they illuminate an understanding of the text in its own context. Students are encouraged to look at the Greek text, if able, or consult a variety of translations.

Unit Code: BN9119T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Outline John’s worldview against the backdrop of the intellectual climate of its time

2.

Analyse John’s literary and narrative techniques and their relevance to the core symbols of the Gospel

3.

Exegete a passage from John’s Gospel using sophisticated critical methodology

4.

Articulate John’s unique theological perspective

5.

Analyse the concerns and context of the Johannine community

6.

Articulate implications of the study of John for the life, witness and mission of the church of today.

Unit sequence

30 points of Biblical Studies

Pedagogy

Reading material, online tutorial discussions, video material

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

2,500 word exegetical essay

40.0

2,500 word thematic essay

45.0
15.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-08 13:17:38 +1100