This unit will study the foundation of the Corinthian Community by Paul and the history of its relationship with the Apostle, and its pastoral problems as they emerge from the Corinthian Correspondence. It will include an exegetical and thematic study of 1-2 Corinthians focusing on Paul’s theological and pastoral responses to the issues that arose at Corinth. Paul is in dialogue with his own Jewish tradition, the community of Corinth, the first century world of the Roman Empire, and his own experience. The problems faced in Corinth helped Paul to articulate new maps of time, space and people as these communities learned how to be Christian as they awaited the Lord’s return.

Unit Code: BN2010Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Engage in the exegesis of specific texts from 1-2 Corinthians, making use of appropriate methodologies


Explain Paul’s response to the specific challenges and problems faced by the Corinthian communities


Demonstrate understanding of the social, political and religious context of the Corinthian community


Investigate, analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant secondary literature.

Unit sequence

BA1020Y and BN1020Y or the equivalent


Lectures and class discussions


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Exegetical Essay

2000 word exegetical paper

2000 40.0

2500 word essay

2500 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-15 11:11:57 +1100