This unit will explore the content, literary character, theology, and setting of the Gospel of John. Students will be introduced to both traditional interpretations and contemporary insights. They will study selected major passages in detail, bearing in mind the Gospel’s literary structure and its theological concerns. Particular attention will be devoted to those Johannine passages that play a key role in the lectionaries of the various Christian Churches.
Unit code: BN9180C
Unit status: Approved (Minor revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: New Testament
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Demonstrate close familiarity with the text, structure, and major theological ideas of the Gospel of John
Critique current theories about the social, historical, and religious context in which the Gospel of John was written.
Undertake detailed exegesis of passages from the Gospel of John, using appropriate interpretative methods.
Reflect theologically on key themes of the Gospel of John, elucidating their insights for society and the church today.
Evaluate scholarly analyses of topics in the Gospel of John.
Produce critical biblical research in the Gospel of John.
BS8001C and BS8002C or equivalent Students enrolled in the unit for Master’s research degree are required to demonstrate proficiency in the appropriate biblical language(s).
Each three-hour class comprises 2 hours of interactive lecture and discussion and 1 hour of structured group discussion and interpretation focused on a particular text and readings.
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NB: If you are particularly strong and experienced in biblical studies, you may wish to do an alternative set of assessment tasks, involving a longer essay. This option can only be taken with the lecturer's permission, so discuss it with the lecturer by the end of Week 1. (The details are stored in the Notes to the formal Unit Record.)
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 30 Sep, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-09-30 17:16:38 +1000