This unit explores the literary context and socio-political location of the Revelation of Jesus Christ to the seer John, prior to a study of themes in the text such as christology, eschatology, discipleship, mission and prophetic witness. The influence on the text of OT themes, Roman Imperial propaganda, and Greco-Roman theatre will also be explored.

Unit Code: BN3042W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Apply exegetical methods to the text of Revelation;


Describe the development and character of Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature


Interpret selected texts illustrative of the distinctive character of the book of Revelation;


Analyse the theology of the book of Revelation (christology, eschatology, ecclesiology, missiology


Give a coherent account of the possible social and political setting/s of the book of Revelation

Unit sequence

Foundation unit in NT (BN1001W or equivalent)


lectures, discussion, tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Critical Review

1,500 word critical review of readings

0 25.0
Seminar or Tutorial

1,000 word thematic seminar paper

0 25.0
Exegetical Essay

2,500 word exegetical essay

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Oct, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-01 15:55:28 +1100