This unit provides a thorough study of Matthew’s Gospel, including its literary and theological character, the possible provenance of the Gospel, and an overview of recent trends in Matthean studies, as a basis for detailed exegetical analysis of selected texts.
Outline features of the history of interpretation of Matthew’s Gospel
Evaluate plausible socio-political and cultural provenances for the communities that gave rise to Matthew’s Gospel;
Outline a reasonable literary structure for Matthew’s Gospel;
Exegete the Matthean text competently, employing a range of appropriate exegetical methodologies;
Identify distinctive Matthean christological, ecclesiological, pneumatological, missiological and eschatological themes
Analyse ways in which the proclamation of the First Gospel can provide meaning in contemporary Australian society.
Introductory unit in NT (BN1001W or equivalent), plus one other biblical unit
Interaction with online resources, including peer discussion, lecture MP3s, PPTs, readings, short videos
1,000 word critical review of readings
|Seminar or Tutorial||
Online tutorial participation (at least 5 entries of approximately 200 words each) responding to set readings and peer interaction
3,000 word exegetical essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-05 14:00:01 +1100