This unit aims to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the formation, socio-historical setting and literary forms of the New Testament literature. Whilst studying the various books of the New Testament, students will be introduced to contemporary methods of critical biblical interpretation. The theological issues of these writings will also be explored.

Unit Code: BN1000Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an understanding of the social, historical and political milieu of the first century CE


Describe the relationship between New Testament texts and the Old Testament and articulate implicit and explicit intertextual references


Discuss issues associated with the critical attitude towards Judaism in some of these texts


Describe and discuss the formation of these texts as the source documents of the early Christian communities


Identify and utilise the materials that assist New Testament interpretation, particularly by writing exegetical papers and an exegetical essay


Lectures, tutorials, and class discussions


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Exegetical Essay

1000 word exegetical essay

0 20.0
Exegetical Essay

1000 word exegetical essay

0 20.0

2000 word essay

0 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 28 Jul, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-18 09:25:43 +1100