Tuesday evening 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Week one: General introduction to the course, Canon of the Bible, and Introduction to the books of the New Testament.
Week two: The worlds of the New Testament, Biblical exegesis/interpretation: methods
Week three: The development of the Gospels, the Synoptic Gospels/Synoptic hypothesis, Gospel of Mark: an overview; a basic understanding of the reign of God in the synoptic Gospels. Discipleship in Mark.
Week four: Gospel of Matthew: an overview, ways in which Matthew revised Mark, parallels of Jesus' baptism, Parables, Controversies/Religious Authorities/Pronouncement Stories deeds/exorcisms, call of disciples in Matthew
Week five: General similarities between Matthew and Luke: infancy narratives, beatitudes/woes, the passion narratives in Mark/Matthew/Luke
Week six: Luke-Acts: an overview, Particular Lukan parables, Universalism in Luke, hospitality in Luke
Week seven: Ministry in Galilee/in Jerusalem, Journey in Luke, Mission as a major theme in Luke-Acts
Week eight: Johannine literature: an overview, key differences from the synoptic gospels, important vocabularies and literary techniques, Reading John's Gospel
Week nine: The final meals and teachings (John 13-17), passion narrative in John (John 18-20), the Johannine Epistles
Week ten: Three conversions stories (Acts 9:1-31; 22:1-21; 26:2-23), Paul's life and ministry.
Week eleven: Paul's Writings, Galatians in particular, Hebrews and Catholic epistles
Week twelve: Revelation. Some thoughts on and insights into the book of Revelation,
|Total time commitment||200|
|Start date||27 Feb, 2023|
|Census date:||21 Mar, 2023|
|End date:||16 Jun, 2023|
|Academic staff:||Rev Dr Francis Otobo|
|Textbook(s):||No textbook is required for this unit.|
Unit code: BN8000Y
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit discipline: New TestamentShow unit detail