This unit offers a study of the Structure and Theology of the Gospel of St John in contrast to the Synoptic gospels. It pays attention to its literary structure, as well as its Christology and the unique themes that it contains, such as eternal life, discipleship, spirituality and eschatology. Special emphasis will be given to references to the Holy Sacraments.
Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and theology of the Gospel of St John in contrast to the Synoptic gospels
Describe the different themes contained in St. John’s gospel
Identify distinctive theological approaches in terms of Christology and the sacraments in the Gospel of St. John.
Employ exegetical principles in exploring particular passages of the gospel of St. John.
Synthesise the unique theology of the Gospel of St. John in relation to its first-century context
A New Testament Introduction unit
Lectures, classroom discussion, guided reading from set texts, additional reading resources and notes
Written Assessment Task – Reflection 1200 word equiv
Essay 4000 words
Exegetical Essay 2700 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-24 09:22:49 +1100