The New Testament is our primary source of Christian testimony to the good news of Jesus Christ. As Christian Scripture, this testimony represents the goal of anticipation in Old Testament tradition. The New Testament writings are crucial for Christian discipleship, testimony and theology expressed in grace and truth within our time. For this reason, interpreting the New Testament is a vital challenge that will encourage faith as it stimulates engagement with the surprise, delight and power of New Testament writings.

Unit Code: BN8001S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe the contents of the New Testament: the types of literature, their particular interpretive demands, their place in the development of the canon, their theological outlook


Demonstrate an awareness of the historical and social world of the New Testament era


Use appropriate interpretive approaches to the New Testament in the writing of an exegetical essay


Access and use the tools of New Testament interpretation: lexicons, dictionaries, commentaries, primate sources, on-line resources and others


Show an appreciation of the relationship of the New Testament to the texts and message of the Old Testament


Articulate the transition from text to life, particularly in terms of theological and hermeneutical application.


Continuous lecture and interaction


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

1500 reading review

0 25.0

3000 word essay

0 50.0
Document Study

750 word document study

0 12.0
Document Study

750 word document study

0 13.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-06 11:41:50 +1100