This unit explores key questions related to the study of the gospel of Luke and the book of Acts. It pays particular attention to the content of Lukan Literature, its literary forms, as well as important exegetical methods for its study including historical, religious, cultural, and social contexts. Luke-Acts will be considered as a significant example of the relationship between ancient historiography and early Christian theology for understanding of the New Testament. Students will engage with theological themes of Christology, soteriology, discipleship, and mission, and will touch upon Lukan issues of inclusion, social justice, gender, and holiness. Critical and practical implications of these themes for life and ministry will be considered.
Describe cultural, historical, political, and social context of Luke-Acts
Identify major Lukan theological themes
Explain various literary forms used in composition of Lukan Literature.
Apply exegetical skills to selected passages from Luke-Acts
Apply theological ideas found in Luke-Acts to contemporary life, ministry or social contexts
18 points BN
The course will facilitate student learning and achieving LOs in face-to-face or online environments through a set of appropriate learning activities, e.g. engagement with a variety of visual aids, divers forms of group work and presentations, tutorials, discussions, online forums, blended approaches, individual reflections, etc.
Book Review (800 words)
Presentation (1200 words)
Exegetical Paper (2000)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 18 Oct, 2018
Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-25 15:29:30 +1100