This unit is an introduction to Luke’s Gospel in which participants identify and interact with the Gospel’s major themes. Practical components of the subject develop skills needed to facilitate Bible studies, presentations, and discussions based on Luke’s Gospel.

Unit code: BN0146W

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Diploma

Unit discipline: New Testament

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning outcomes


Identify and describe the key features of facilitating an interactive Bible study.


Give a plausible account of the broader social, political and religious context of the Gospel of Luke.


Demonstrate the application of appropriate exegetical skills by interpreting three central passages from Luke’s gospel.


Outline the narrative flow of the Gospel of Luke.


Lectures, workshops

Indicative Bibliography

  • Bailey, Kenneth E. Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels. London: SPCK, 2008.
  • Byrne, Brendan. *The Hospitality of God: A Reading of Luke's Gospe*l. Strathfield: St Paul's Publications, 2000. (Recommended for purchase)
  • Edwards, James R. Luke. Pillar New Testament Commentaries. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015.
  • Fee, Gordon, and Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. 3rd edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.
  • Grassi, Joseph. Peace on Earth: Roots and Practices from Luke's Gospel. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2004.
  • Green, Joel B. The theology of the Gospel of Luke. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Karris, Robert J.* Eating your way through Luke’s Gospel*. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2006.
  • Korb, Scott. Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine. New York: Riverhead, 2010.
  • Levine, Amy-Jill. A Feminist Companion to Luke. London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.
  • Lieu, Judith. The Gospel of Luke. Epworth Commentary. London: Epworth Press, 2012.
  • Marshall, Chris. The Little Book of Biblical Justice: A Fresh Approach to the Bible's Teachings on Justice. Pennsylvania: Good Books, 2005.
  • Snodgrass, Klyne. Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Thematic essay (1500 words)

0 50.0
Exegetical Essay

Exegetical exercise (written, 750 words)

0 25.0
Oral Presentation

Bible study presentation (750 words)

0 25.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 17 Oct, 2018

Unit record last updated: 2019-02-18 08:29:15 +1100