Content

This unit provides an in-depth exegetical study of the NT epistles known as Galatians and James, with a particular focus on the themes of mission and identity. The study of these letters will begin with an examination of the social setting from which they emerged, examining them as literary arguments for a particular theological understanding of emerging Christian identity and early Christian mission. This unit will also consider how these letters continue to offer a model for the contemporary church and modern understandings of mission and identity.

Unit Code: BN9200T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate an awareness of the dating, authorship, social setting, key themes, and literary genres of Galatians and James.

2.

Critically interpret passages from Galatians and James in conversation with secondary scholarship and with an awareness of the hermeneutical principals involved

3.

Critically articulate the issues relating to identity and mission in the first century setting of Galatians and James

4.

Demonstrate an understanding of the basic contemporary approaches to mission and missiology in secondary scholarship.

5.

Identity and evaluate the model(s) of mission in Galatians and James as possibilities for the contemporary church and alongside modern scholarship.

Unit sequence

30 points of NT study

Pedagogy

Lectures and seminars or similar

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

Option 1
1 x 3,000-word exegetical essay 50% Week 7 1 x 3,000-word thematic essay

OR Option 2 Omit first essay + 1 x 6,000-word essay (100%) 50% One week after teaching ends

100.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Nov, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-11 09:05:00 +1100