Content

This unit provides a thorough study of Matthew’s Gospel, including its literary and theological character, the possible provenance of the Gospel, and an overview of recent trends in Matthean studies, as a basis for detailed exegetical analysis of selected texts.

Unit Code: BN9702W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Critique the history of interpretation of Matthew’s Gospel

2.

Evaluate plausible socio-political and cultural provenances for the communities that gave rise to Matthew’s Gospel

3.

Outline a reasonable literary structure for Matthew’s Gospel

4.

Exegete the Matthean text competently, employing a range of appropriate exegetical methodologies;

5.

Analyse distinctive Matthean christological, ecclesiological, pneumatological, missiological and eschatological themes;

6.

Critique ways in which the interpretation and proclamation of the First Gospel can provide meaning in contemporary Australian society.

Unit sequence

Foundation unit in NT (BN8001W or equivalent)

Pedagogy

Lectures, discussion, tutorials

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Critical Review

2,000 word critical review of readings

30.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Online tutorial participation (at least 5 entries of approximately 200 words each) responding to set readings and peer interaction, due at least every 2 weeks, then revised

20.0
Exegetical Essay

3,000 word exegetical essay

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-04 11:38:15 +1100