This unit explores the Gospel of Mark, situating it in its sociological and cultural context and in relation to the other synoptic gospels. Students will employ exegetical methods to elucidate significant themes in the Gospel and their meaning for the original audience. By reflecting theologically on the narrative’s portrayal of Jesus and the disciples, they will draw insights for today.
Describe scenarios for the context of the Gospel of Mark, informed by current scholarship
Demonstrate the distinctiveness of the Gospel of Mark in comparison to the other synoptic gospels
Undertake basic exegesis of passages from the Gospel of Mark using appropriate methods.
Articulate key theological themes of the Gospel of Mark and their relevance to the life of the church today.
BS1001C and BS1002C or equivalent
Each 3-hour class comprises 2 hours of interactive lecture and discussion and 1 hour of structured group discussion and interpretation focused on biblical passages and/or secondary readings.
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1-hour written examination
|Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper||
1,500-word tutorial paper
2,000-word exegetical essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 6 Aug, 2018
Unit record last updated: 2019-02-25 14:59:29 +1100