Content

This unit provides a thorough study of Luke’s Gospel, including its theological and literary character, its wider Greco-Roman and Jewish context and connections, and an overview of recent trends in Lukan studies as a basis for detailed exegetical analysis of selected texts.

Unit Code: BN9003W

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

1.

Give an informed and critical account of the history of interpretation of Luke's Gospel

2.

Analyse the socio-political and literary context in which the Gospel first circulated;

3.

Identify and describe distinctive Lukan Christological, ecclesiological, pneumatological, missiological and eschatological themes and understandings

4.

Exegete the Lukan text by employing a range of appropriate exegetical methods and resources;

5.

Discuss the interpretation and proclamation of Luke’s Gospel in meaningful ways for today’s world;

6.

Engage critically with the scholarly literature on the relationship between Luke and Acts.

Unit sequence

Foundation unit in NT (BN8001W or equivalent)

Pedagogy

lectures, discussion, tutorials

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Critical Review

1,500 word critical review of readings

0 30.0
Seminar or Tutorial

1,500 word thematic seminar paper

0 20.0
Exegetical Essay

3,000 word exegetical essay

0 50.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-07 09:01:16 +1100