This unit explores the literary context and socio-political location of the Revelation of Jesus Christ to the seer John. Exegesis of selected passages leads into a study of themes in the text such as christology, eschatology, discipleship, mission and prophetic witness. The influence on the text of OT traditions, Roman Imperial propaganda, Greco-Roman theatre and iconography will also be explored.
Unit code: BN3042W
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit discipline: New Testament
Proposing College: Whitley CollegeShow when this unit is running
Apply a range of exegetical methods to the text of Revelation and demonstrate this in forum discussions and in the writing of interpretive essays;
Describe the character and development of Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature and its relationship to prophetic literature;
Analyse and describe the theology of the book of Revelation (Christology, eschatology, ecclesiology, missiology); and
Give a coherent account of the most plausible social and political settings for the book of Revelation.
Introductory units in NT and in OT
Face-to-face lectures and discussions, seminar presentations.
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Critical review of readings
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Thematic seminar paper
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 8 Oct, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:49 +1000