This unit offers advanced exegetical study of two gospels, Luke and John. The unit will consider questions of authorship, context, structure, key literary features and theological themes in each gospel. Discussion of selected themes and exegesis of selected pericopes from each gospel will assist the student in consolidating exegetical skills and enhance their appreciation of the distinctive character of each gospel.

Unit Code: BN3203L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Translate accurately from Greek to English selected passages from Luke and John


Identify the setting and distinctive literary and theological features of each gospel


Compare and contrast theological themes and texts in Luke and John


Demonstrate advanced skills in exegesis and literary analysis


Argue and defend a thesis about the gospels using primary and secondary sources


Integrate exegetical insights into homiletical, pastoral, and/or missiological reflection.

Unit sequence

Gospel Studies 1: Matthew and Mark New Testament Greek A and B


This unit will combine lectures with workshops and class presentations by students


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Exegetical Essay

Exegetical Essay comparative 3500 words

3500 70.0

Mini-exegetical papers 2 x 750 words

1500 30.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Jun, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-04 23:04:25 +1100