This unit will offer an in-depth exegetical study of Luke’s gospel placing it in the historical and literary culture of the late first century CE. We will examine themes of inclusion and exclusion in the gospel, tracing who is included/excluded through the lenses of gender norms (both ancient and modern), ethnicity, religious identity, and hospitality (the social conventions of Graeco-Roman meal culture). Attention will be given to Luke’s theology as it relates to salvation, prophecy, atonement, resurrection, eschatology, and justice and how this theology speaks to the contemporary church and world.

Unit Code: BN2050P

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Explain the genre, dating, and setting of Luke’s gospel;


Compare the various theories relating to gospel sources and how they impact the interpretation of Luke’s Gospel


Describe the main theological themes of Luke’s Gospel such as salvation, prophecy, atonement, resurrection, eschatology, and justice


Apply a variety of exegetical tools in order to analyze and exegete a passage with a critical awareness of methodology


Construct a sermon or educational resources based upon themes in Luke’s gospel

Unit sequence

Earliest Christianity or equivalent NT Introduction


Lectures, seminars, discussion groups, and online forums.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Document Study

Document Study (500 words)

0 10.0
Exegetical Essay

Exegetical Essay (1000 Words)

0 30.0

In class or online forums

0 10.0

Major Assignment: Essay OR Learning Resource (3000 word equivalent)

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 14 Oct, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-20 10:39:36 +1100