This unit engages deeply with the Gospel of Luke and the questions it raises for life and faith today. Exegeting Luke within its historical social, political and economic contexts is a key focus. Students will develop exegetical skills by deploying a range of tools and approaches to selected passages. Particular attention will be paid to Luke’s literary style and major themes (power, privilege and conflict; riches poverty and economic relations; food, hospitality and meal-based fellowship; women; the Holy Spirit; salvation, suffering and sacrifice). This unit encourages students to consider implications for individual and corporate discipleship within a range of contemporary contexts.
Use appropriate exegetical tools and approaches to discuss and interpret selected passages from Luke’s Gospel
Articulate a broad understanding of the social, political and economic dynamics of the New Testament world
Give an informed account of Luke’s distinctive perspectives and major themes
Discuss possible implications of Luke’s Gospel for individual and corporate discipleship today.
BN1/8001 Interpreting the New Testament (or equivalent)
lectures, seminars, class discussion, set readings, online forums
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Bolg (weekly forum posts – best 6)
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 29 Aug, 2019
Unit record last updated: 2019-09-03 15:30:20 +1000