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.
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
Earliest Christianity or equivalent NT Introduction
Lectures, seminars, discussion groups, and online forums.
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Document Study (500 words)
Exegetical Essay (1000 Words)
Major Assignment: Essay OR Learning Resource (3000 word equivalent)
In class or online forums
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