This unit provides a thorough study of Matthew’s Gospel, including its literary and theological character, the possible provenance of the Gospel and an overview of recent trends in Matthean studies, as a basis for detailed exegetical analysis of selected texts.

Unit Code: BN9002W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Critique the history of interpretation of Matthew’s Gospel


Evaluate plausible socio-political and cultural provenances for the communities that gave rise to Matthew’s Gospel


Outline a reasonable literary structure for Matthew’s Gospel


Exegete the Matthean text competently, employing a range of appropriate exegetical methodologies


Analyse distinctive Matthean christological, ecclesiological, pneumatological, missiological and eschatological themes


Critique ways in which the interpretation and proclamation of the First Gospel can provide meaning in contemporary Australian society

Unit sequence

Foundation unit in NT (BN8001W or equivalent)


lectures, discussion, tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Critical Review

1,500 word critical review of readings

0 25.0
Seminar or Tutorial

1,500 word thematic seminar paper

0 25.0
Exegetical Essay

3,000 word exegetical essay

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-07 08:30:59 +1100