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.
Unit Code: BN3140C
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit Discipline: New Testament
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Describe and explain scenarios for the context of the Gospel of Mark, informed by current scholarship.
Analyse the distinctiveness of the Gospel of Mark in comparison to the other synoptic gospels.
Critically examine passages from the Gospel of Mark using detailed exegesis and applying appropriate methods.
Reflect theologically on key themes in the Gospel of Mark, elucidating their contemporary insights for society and the church today.
Investigate and articulate scholarly debate on interpretive issues in the Gospel of Mark.
Two Biblical Studies units at second level
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.
1,500-word tutorial paper
2,500-word exegetical essay
1-hour written examination
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 6 Aug, 2018
Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-04 11:20:10 +1100