This unit is an introduction to the diverse writings of the New Testament. Students will become familiar with the content and themes of the New Testament by reading it in its entirety. Moreover, they will engage with the texts in their original historical, literary, social, religious and theological contexts. The unit introduces issues in interpretation, including literary genre, the relationship between form and function, and methods of study. It further introduces the formation of the New Testament canon and the textual history of the New Testament.

Unit Code: BN1202L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Identify and discuss major themes in New Testament writings


Demonstrate familiarity with the textual, cultural, historical, literary, religious and theological features of New Testament writings


Articulate an understanding of the processes that led to the formation of the New Testament canon


Demonstrate the ability to analyse New Testament writings using primary and secondary resources

Unit sequence

Prohibited combinations: BS1002L The Bible Today B


The unit will combine asynchronous student engagement with unit materials and weekly 1 hour synchronous/face-to-face hybrid seminars. The unit will incorporate e-lectures to support student learning. Occasional quizzes or online discussion forums will provide feedback on student progress.


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

1000 words Quizzes

1000 25.0

1000 words Essay

1000 25.0

1000 words Essay

1000 25.0

1000 words Essay

1000 25.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-10 13:12:41 +1100