This unit provides a general introduction to the New Testament. It introduces students to the literary forms, historical and cultural contexts and theological themes of the New Testament. Students will examine first century history (in and around the land of the New Testament), contemporary critical methodologies and the shaping of the New Testament canon. Students will study an overview of all books of the New Testament.
Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the contents of the New Testament
Explain the socio-historical setting and literary forms of the New Testament literature
Investigate contemporary methods of critical biblical interpretation and tools for exegesis
Apply exegetical methodology to a selected passage from the New Testament.
Analyse the historical, cultural and religious contexts which influenced the formation of the New Testament
Lectures, classroom discussion, guided reading from set texts, additional reading resources and notes
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
Invigilated Exam/Essay 2 hours
Written Assessment Task – Essay 3000 words
|Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests||
Other Assessment Task – Quizzes 1000 word equiv
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019
Unit record last updated: 2019-10-23 15:32:32 +1100