The unit is based on inductive exegetical workshops that introduce a range of exegetical methods, together with readings and lectures on the genres, background and interpretation of the New Testament. The exegetical exercises sample the Synoptic Gospels, Fourth Gospel, Letters of Paul, and Revelation, in preparation for a final exegetical essay on a text in Matthew, taking into account any Synoptic parallels. Students who qualify to take the unit at second level will be expected to explore hermeneutics and exegetical methods more thoroughly, and in particular the relationship between the Old and New Testaments.
Describe the contents of the New Testament: the types of literature, their particular interpretive demands, their place in the development of the canon, their theological outlook
describe relevant aspects of the historical and social world of the New Testament era;
Select and use appropriate interpretive approaches to the New Testament in the writing of an exegetical essay;
Access and use the tools of New Testament interpretation: lexicons, dictionaries, commentaries, primate sources, on-line resources, and others
Make progress in making the transition from text to life, particularly in terms of theological reflection;
Articulate the relationship of the New Testament to the texts and message of the Old Testament and its traditions
BN2/2701 may be taken by those with Diploma level NT, NT Survey, or NT Backgrounds.
Exegetical workshops and lectures
1000 word workshop paper
2500 word exegetical essay
Two 1000 word workshop paper
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 17 Oct, 2018
Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-18 14:14:25 +1100