This unit introduces students to the literature and theology of the New Testament. Students will study all four Gospels and Acts, the Epistles and Revelation within a broad perspective, examining issues of genre, source, ancient worldview and theology. Special attention will be paid to the ways the insights of critical biblical scholarship relate to the theological understanding of these texts in their original context. Skills and tools for exegesis will be introduced and developed throughout the unit. Attention will also be paid to issues of canonicity and New Testament manuscripts.
Unit code: BN8000T
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit discipline: New Testament
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this unit is running
Describe the historical, cultural, religious and theological world of the New Testament.
Identify the genre, setting and theological 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||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Exegesis - Exegesis||
Short exegesis paper (750 words)
|Exegetical Essay - Exegetical essay||
Exegesis paper (1500 words)
|Written Examination - Take-home Examination||
Take-home Examination (2500 words)
|Forum - Forum, tutorial discussion||
class participation in forum and tutorial discussions
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 7 Dec, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:51 +1000