This unit provides a general introduction to the New Testament. It introduces students to the literary forms, historical and cultural contexts and theological themes of the New Testament. Students will examine first century history (in and around the land of the New Testament), contemporary critical methodologies and the shaping of the New Testament canon. Students will study an overview of all books of the New Testament.
Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the contents of the New Testament and its various genres
Explain the socio-historical setting and literary forms of the New Testament literature
Investigate contemporary methods of critical biblical interpretation and tools for exegesis
Apply exegetical methodology to a selected passage from the New Testament.
12 weekly sessions, required reading and additional reading resources
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1.5-hour exam – 1500 words
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Class/ Online Quizzes 4 (500 word equivalent)
Exegetical Essay – 2000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017
Unit record last updated: 2019-07-01 08:08:30 +1000