This unit introduces students to the history, culture, literature, and theology of the New Testament. Students will study all four Gospels, the Epistles and Revelation examining issues of genre, source, canonization, and translation. Special attention will be paid to the ways the insights of critical biblical scholarship relate to the understanding of these texts in their original context, as Scripture, and their consequent meaning for Christian faith in the contemporary world.

Unit Code: BN1009T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Describe the historical, cultural, religious, and theological world of the New Testament including an awareness of key figures and dates


Identify the genre, setting, and themes of particular New Testament books in conversation with the whole


Demonstrate an awareness of critical skills and tools for exegesis, including relevant reference tools and resources


Integrate methodological understandings, skills, and theological reflection in the study of a New Testament passage


Lectures, tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Quiz (equivalent 250 words)

0 5.0
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Quiz (equivalent 250 words)

0 5.0
Exegetical Essay

Exegetical Essay (1000 words)

0 30.0

Forum (equivalent 1000 words)

0 20.0
Written Examination

Written Examination (1500 words)

0 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-18 10:35:52 +1100