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.

Unit Code: BN1600A

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes


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


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

Class/ Online Quizzes 4 (500 word equivalent)

0 15.0
Exegetical Essay

Exegetical Essay – 2000 words

0 50.0
Written Examination

1.5-hour exam – 1500 words

0 35.0

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