This unit introduces students to the history, culture, literature and theology of the New Testament. Students will study all four Gospels, the Epistles and Revelation examining issues of genre, source, canonization and translation. Special attention will be paid to the ways the insights of critical biblical scholarship relate to the understanding of these texts in their original context, as Scripture and their consequent meaning for Christian faith in the contemporary world.

Unit Code: BN8000T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Describe the historical, cultural, religious and theological world of the New Testament including an awareness of key figures and dates


Identify the genre, setting and themes of particular New Testament books in conversation with the whole


Demonstrate an awareness of critical skills and tools for exegesis, including relevant reference tools and resources


Integrate methodological understandings, skills and theological reflection in the study of a New Testament passage


Analyse a text and construct an argument for interpretation, in conversation with other interpretations.


Lectures, seminars, tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Quiz or short assignment (500 equivalent)

0 5.0
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Quiz or short assignment (500 equivalent)

0 5.0
Exegetical Essay

Exegesis paper (2000 words)

0 30.0

class participation

0 20.0
Written Examination

Written Examination (2000 words)

0 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-06 10:22:07 +1100